eicosapentaenoic

Definitions

  • (adjective): Of or pertaining to eicosapentaenoic acid or its derivatives

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Example Sentences

  • Most big studies confirming the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3s have tested either docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 found in salmon, sardines and breast milk, or another fish oil called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

  • Fish-oil supplements are particularly rich in an omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which discourages inflammation, says Priscilla Evans, N.D., a naturopathic doctor at the Community Wholistic Health Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the “long-chain” forms found in fish and fish oil.

  • However, not all omega-3s are equal: the most powerful, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), are found in oily fish, such as sardines and salmon.

  • Essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are not made in the body.

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