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Professor Peter Mclennan

University of Wollongong, Wollongong (Australia)

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Peter McLennan is foundation Professor of Physiology in Graduate Medicine, University of Wollongong where he teaches an integrated curriculum including medical physiology, nutrition and prevention. Peter has over 100 peer-reviewed papers with citations in physiology, cardiology and nutrition. Over 30 years, his research developed a new paradigm for dietary lipids and heart health, identifying omega-3 fatty acid cardioprotection by nutritional preconditioning of myocardial membranes. His research with animal models identified omega-3 in membranes as modulators of fatal heart rhythm disturbances, intrinsic heart rate, cardiac function, heart failure and muscle fatigue. Ongoing research aims to clarify omega-3 fatty acid mechanisms of action and confirm their essential role in cardiac and muscle function through translational research with application to nutritional prevention of heart failure and muscle fatigue and support of physical activity into old age for living well longer.

Increase omega-3 index in older adults to reduce heart rate during sleep and activity: a small daily supplement of fish oil is all you need.

Event: EuroPrevent 2019

Topic: Nutrition, Malnutrition and Heart Disease

Session: Nutrition, Malnutrition and Heart Disease

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Myocardial membrane is modified and ischaemic arrhythmias are prevented by low fish oil dosing in the rat, achievable in a usual human diet.

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Nutrition

Session: Diabetes/ Lipids/Obesity/Nutrition_Part 2

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Pressure-overload cardiac hypertrophy is prevented but not reversed by omega-3 fatty acids in the rat, at low dietary intakes achievable by a usual human diet.

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Nutrition

Session: Diabetes/ Lipids/Obesity/Nutrition_Part 3

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