Dr. Donald Jump Discusses His Recent Review of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Linus Pauling Institute Researcher describes his analysis of the various trials performed involving omega-3 fatty acid supplements and cardiovascular disease

By Karolyn A. Gazella

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Data regarding omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and cardiovascular health is conflicting. Donald Jump, PhD, describes his analysis that was published this year in the Journal of Lipid Research (Volume 53). He also clears up some of confusion and describes conclusions that can be made regarding the existing scientific data involving omega-3 fatty acids.

About the Expert

Donald Jump, PhD, earned his doctorate in biochemistry from Georgetown University. Presently he is a professor at Oregon State University and a principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. He is also the coordinator of the nutrition graduate program there. His research focuses on defining the molecular and metabolic basis for dietary fat regulation of hepatic lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. He has more than 70 papers published in peer-reviewed publications. Before joining Oregon State University, he was a professor with Michigan State University.

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About the Author

Karolyn A. Gazella is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and the host of the Natural Medicine Journal Podcast series. She also co-hosts the Five to Thrive Live weekly radio show on the Cancer Support Network, which is also widely available as a podcast. She has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992 and is the author or co-author of several books and booklets on a variety of holistic health topics.