Omega-3 fatty acids may be harmful to thickness of aortic intima-media


BASTUG O. , KORKMAZ L. , HALIS H. , CANÖZ Ö. , GÜNEŞ T.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, cilt.116, ss.236-240, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 116 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4149/bll_2015_046
  • Dergi Adı: BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.236-240

Özet

There are several studies confirming an association between nicotine exposure and increase in aortic intima-media thickness (aIMT) as a pre-atherosclerotic lesion. The omega-3 FAs are on the other hand reported to have an anti-atherogenic effect. We aimed to evaluate histopathologically the effect of nicotine exposure during pregnancy and lactation period on fetal growth and aIMT at postnatal 45 days of age in rat pups living in the same conditions and to determine the protective effect of omega-3 FAs.