Products based on omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and health effects

Ilknur Uçak, Mustafa Öz, Sajid Maqsood

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    The potential role of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in preventing cardiovascular (CV) disease has been studied for decades. Docosaexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) are known to be most important ω-3 PUFAs for their beneficial roles in human health. The American Heart Association has recommended a comparatively higher daily dosage of 500 mg of ω-3 PUFA for healthy adults. Therefore, demand for ω-3 PUFA enriched fish oil has shown a steady increase during the recent year. Thus, the extraction of ω-3 enriched oils from fish and fish by-products gained tremendous importance. In this chapter, sources and benefits of ω-3 PUFAs on human health and the extraction methods of omega-3 fatty acids are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Role of Alternative and Innovative Food Ingredients and Products in Consumer Wellness
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128164532
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Fatty acids
    • Food ingredients
    • Liquid chromatography
    • Supercritical fluid chromatography
    • ω-3 PUFAs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Health Professions
    • General Medicine


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