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Recent Findings on the Effects of Marine-Derived n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Urinary Albumin Excretion and Renal Function.
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PMID:  22886495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Albuminuria (this includes microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria) and reduced glomerular filtration rate are present not only in high-risk populations, but also in the general population. These manifestations of renal disease are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and may reflect subclinical vascular disease. Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been vigorously studied for their potential cardioprotective effects. These fatty acids reduce the levels of serum lipids, blood pressure, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction, all of which are associated with albuminuria and renal impairment; therefore, marine-derived n-3 fatty acids may potentially play a role in their prevention. This report reviews the recent findings relating marine-derived n-3 fatty acids to urinary albumin excretion and renal function and their risk factors. Although some evidence suggests that marine-derived n-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower incidence of albuminuria in diabetes, there is inadequate evidence supporting their role in glomerular filtration.
C Christine Lee; Amanda I Adler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Room 147C, Toronto, ON, M5S 3E2, Canada,
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