Dietary n-3 fatty acids and children with hyperlipidaemia

J Intern Med Suppl. 1989;731:181-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.1989.tb01453.x.


A review of the literature shows that no studies on children with primary genetic lipid disorders have been published. Case reports are presented indicating that hyperlipidaemias presenting in children--both familial hypercholestrolaemia and disorders with secondary hyperlipidaemia (triglycerides) may benefit of the intake of n-3 fatty acids.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dietary Fats, Unsaturated / administration & dosage*
  • Fish Oils / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Hypercholesterolemia / diet therapy
  • Hyperlipidemia, Familial Combined / drug therapy*
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV / diet therapy


  • Dietary Fats, Unsaturated
  • Fish Oils