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Schachter HM, Reisman J, Tran K, et al. Health Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Asthma. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2004 Mar. (Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 91.)

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Abbreviations

AA (20:4 n-6)Arachidonic acid
AIAdequate Intake
ALA (18:3 n-3)Alpha linolenic acid
cAMPCyclic adenosine monophosphate
C5aComplement fragment 5a
COPDChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COXCyclooxygenase
DHA (22:6 n-3)Docosahexaenoic acid
DTSDense tubular system
EAREstimated Average Requirement
EFAEssential fatty acid
EPA (20:5 n-3)Eicosapentaenoic acid
FEF25–75 Forced mid expiratory flow rate
FEV1 Forced expiratory volume in one second
fMCPFormyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine
FVCForced vital capacity
GLA (18:3 n-6)Gamma linolenic acid
HDLHigh density lipoprotein
IFNInterferon
IgEImmunoglobulin E
ILInterleukin
LA (18:2 n-6)Linoleic acid
LC PUFALong-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid
LDLLow density lipoprotein
LTLeukotriene
PEFPeak expiratory flow
PGProstaglandin
PPARPeroxisome proliferator activated receptor
PUFAPolyunsaturated fatty acid
RCTRandomized Controlled Trial
RDARecommended Dietary Allowances
SREBPSterol regulatory element binding protein
TgTriglycerides
TNFTumor necrosis factor
TxThromboxane
V25 Maximal expiratory flow at 25% of the forced vital capacity
VLDLVery low density lipoprotein

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