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Insights into How Calcium Forms Plaques in Arteries Pave the Way for New Treatments for Heart Disease

  • Janelle Weaver mail

    Affiliation: Freelance Science Writer, Carbondale, Colorado, United States of America

  • Published: April 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001533

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A mechanism for omega-3 efficacy

Posted by marlowg on 31 Oct 2013 at 14:24 GMT

Could omega-3 fats raise the level of soluble calcium the blood can hold? With low omega-3 fats, excess calcium precipitates on arterial walls forming plaques.

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