Omega-3 fatty acids: diagnostic value and role of individual features in patients’ organisms

12 January 2010
Written by Vaskovsky V.E., Gorbach T.A., Esipov A.V., Svetashev V.I., Yatskova M.A.

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The authors have created an express method for detecting fatty acid composition in whole blood intended to diagnose the state of patients by the level of omega 3 fatty acids in their organisms and monitor the effects from these acids when taking drugs. This method allowed testing blood taken from about 180 patients. The findings have varied in a wide range. The authors began working to identify factors appeared to have effect on the fatty acid composition in blood. In case of volunteers, it is evident that the linseed oil cannot be considered as active omega 3 fatty acid drug. As reported, the acid‑containing drugs should be used as part of the personalised medicine.

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V.E. Vaskovsky, V.I. Svetashev, M.A. Yatskova
Institute of Marine Biology (17 Palchevskogo St. Vladivostok 690041 Russia),
V.E. Vaskovsky, A.V. Esipov
Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (159 100 Year Anniversary of Vladivostok Av. Vladivostok 690022 Russia),
T.A. Gorbach
Medical Association of FEB RAS (95 Kirova St. Vladivostok 690022 Russia)

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