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Acid, Eicosapentanoic

Important polyunsaturated fatty acid found in Fish Oils. It serves as the precursor for the prostaglandin-3 and thromboxane-3 Families. A Diet rich in eicosapentaenoic acid lowers Serum lipid concentration, reduces Incidence of cardiovascular disorders, prevents Platelet Aggregation, and inhibits Arachidonic Acid conversion into the thromboxane-2 and prostaglandin-2 Families.