Abbreviation Technical Name
ALA alpha-linolenic acid
ARA arachidonic acid
BMI body mass index
CAD coronary artery disease
CHD coronary heart disease
CI confidence interval
CNS central nervous system
CVD cardiovascular disease
DGLA dihomogamalinolenic acid
DHA docosahexaenoic acid, 22:6n-3
EFA essential fatty acid(s)
EPA eicosapentaenoic acid, 20:5n-3
FA fatty acid(s)
GLA gamma-linolenic acid
HDL high-density lipoprotein
IDL intermediate density lipoprotein
IHD ischemic heart disease
IL interleukin
IMT intima media thickness
LA linolenic acid
LC long chain
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LT leukotriene(s)
MI myocardial infarction
MUFA monounsaturated fatty acids(s)
n-3 omega-3
OR odds ratio
PG prostaglandin
PMN polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes
PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acid(s)
RR relative risk
SD standard deviation
SEM standard error of the mean
SFA saturated fatty acid(s)
TG triglyceride(s)
TNF tumor necrosis factor
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TX thromboxane
VLDL very low-density lipoprotein

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