Special Issue "Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: omega-3; omega-6/omega-3 ratio; nutrigenomics; nutri-biotechnology; cancer metabolism; lipidomics; gut microbiota; nutritional interventions; inflammation; metabolic syndrome; chronic diseases
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Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as essential nutrients, dietary supplements, and pharmaceutical drugs have been widely investigated and used over the past few decades. The continued interest and ever-growing volume of research in the field point to omega-3 fatty acids as a key player in the management of chronic diseases. However, the main challenge of omega-3 research lies in its complexity and confounding factors. Variations, inconsistencies, and controversies on the study outcomes of omega-3 fatty acids remain to be clarified. Recent advances in analytical technologies (such as the “omics”), new animal models (such as the fat-1 transgenic mouse model), and integrated experimental approaches have allowed us to more comprehensively and accurately elucidate the biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids and their mechanisms. Identification of biomarkers for efficacy evaluation will help the clinical application and implementation of omega-3-based interventions. This Special Issue of Nutrients is intended to highlight some of the recent omega-3 studies utilizing cutting-edge technologies and novel experimental models and those that investigated new health benefits (e.g. modulation of gut microbiota) of omega-3 fatty acids.
Prof. Dr. Jing X. Kang
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- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Lipidomics and Metabolomics
- Fat-1 Transgenic Mouse Model
- Gut Microbiota
- Nutrition and Metabolism
- Chronic Disease