Mahinda Abeywardena

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    CSIRO - Food & Nutrition

PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta (1981). Work focusses on the cardiovascular outcomes of edible oils, omega-3 fats and bioactives in both pre-clinical and clinical settings. Played a leading role in the world-first discovery of the anti-heart attack actions of omega3s in fish oil. More recent efforts have been focused on the vascular endothelium as a target for developing novel dietary strategies to promote cardiovascular health.