Association of plasma phospholipid long-chain omega-3 Fatty acids with incident atrial fibrillation in older adults: the cardiovascular health study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Circulation, Volume 125, Issue 9, p.1084-93 (2012)


2012, Center-Authored Paper, February 2012, Public Health Sciences Division


Experimental studies suggest that long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). Prior studies evaluating fish or n-3 PUFA consumption from dietary questionnaires and incident AF have been conflicting. Circulating levels of n-3 PUFAs provide an objective measurement of exposure.