Addressing cardiovascular risk: Anti-inflammatory properties and pleiotropic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid

February 9, 2016

Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major threat to women. Inflammation and undertreatment of dyslipidemia are key contributing factors. A proactive approach is required to help mitigate cardiovascular risk in women.

 

Addressing cardiovascular risk:
Anti-inflammatory properties and pleiotropic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid



Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major threat to women. Inflammation and undertreatment of dyslipidemia are key contributing factors. A proactive approach is required to help mitigate cardiovascular risk in women. The Ω3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces atherogenic lipids, and has pleiotropic effects on multiple cellular and molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis.