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 +====== Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5) ======
 +Important polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils. It serves as the precursor for the [[prostaglandin]]-3 and [[thromboxane]]-3 families. A diet rich in eicosapentaenoic acid lowers serum lipid concentration,​ reduces incidence of cardiovascular disorders, prevents platelet aggregation,​ and inhibits [[arachidonic acid]] conversion into the thromboxane-2 and prostaglandin-2 families.
 +{{pubchem>​l_template:​446284|Eicosapentaenoic acid}}
 +{{tag>​en:​Fatty_acids en:​Essential_fatty_acids}}