Omega-3-acid ethyl esters represent a class of medications called lipid-regulating agents. Prescription omega-3s are used together with lifestyle changes (i.e., weight loss, diet) to reduce the amount of triglycerides by decreasing the amount of fats made in the liver. The FDA has approved a number of prescription drugs to treat elevated triglycerides, including an omega-3 ethyl ester medication.
About Cenestra, LLC (D/B/A Cenestra Health)
Cenestra Health is a privately-held and unleveraged biopharmaceutical company based in New Haven, Connecticut. Cenestra Health was founded in 2005 to formulate, develop and market "best-in-class" proprietary natural products with applications in the OTC, medical food and pharmaceutical markets. Cenestra Health is focused on the clinical development of its late stage clinical drug candidates for the treatment of dyslipidemias and central nervous system disorders. Cenestra Health is planning to initiate Phase 3 registrational trials in early 2012.
About Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered "essential" fatty acids (EFAs) as they are necessary to human health but cannot be produced by the body. The two major health promoting omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA have been shown to promote good physical and emotional health, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and exert powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Omega-3 prescriptions in the United States alone accounted for over $1 billion dollars in sales in 2010.
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