Reduction of Plasma Lipids and Lipoproteins by Dietary Fish Oils in Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia

  • B. E. Phillipson
  • W. E. Connor
  • W. S. Harris
  • D. R. Illingworth
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


The relative infrequency of coronary heart disease (CHD) and thrombosis among Eskimos has raised the possibility that their unusual diet might be protective (1–5). Most Eskimos and Northwest Coast Indians traditionally derived the bulk of their food from the sea. Although some marine animals, fish, and shellfish do have a high cholesterol and fat content, their fat is unique in that it contains large quantities of long-chain, highly polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids (5).


Plasma Lipid Plasma Cholesterol Level Northwest Coast VLDL Cholesterol VLDL Triglyceride 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Phillipson
  • W. E. Connor
  • W. S. Harris
  • D. R. Illingworth
    • 1
  1. 1.The Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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