Development of a novel database to review and assess the clinical effects of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2022 Aug:183:102458. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2022.102458. Epub 2022 Jun 23.


Due to their multiple mechanisms of biological action, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been the focus of ongoing active research for decades. In spite of the resulting body of knowledge, there remain significant gaps in our understanding of EPA/DHA health effects. Further, the volume of existing research makes it challenging to conduct systematic investigations to identify or resolve those gaps. The purpose of this article is to introduce the GOED Clinical Study Database (CSD), a comprehensive, manually-curated relational database that catalogs this research.

Keywords: Databases as topic; Docosahexaenoic acids; Eicosapentaenoic acids; Fatty acids; Omega-3.

MeSH terms

  • Docosahexaenoic Acids
  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid*
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3*


  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3
  • Docosahexaenoic Acids
  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid