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Study links fatty acid EPA to lower risk of stroke

An observational study in the journal Stroke found higher adipose tissue levels of eicosapentaenoic acid, a type of fatty acid found in fish, may reduce the risk of ischemic stroke better than docosahexaenoic acid or total fish oil intake. Greater consumption of total marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was associated with lower rates of large artery atherosclerosis.

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