Andrea L. Edel

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Flaxseed contains ω-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber that together may provide benefits to patients with cardiovascular disease. Animal work identified that patients with peripheral artery disease may particularly benefit from dietary supplementation with flaxseed. Hypertension is commonly associated with peripheral artery disease. The purpose of the study(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Increased plasma [homocysteine] is associated with stroke but its direct effects on the brain during a stroke are unknown. Since excitatory amino acids are important in inducing brain damage, we examined the effect of homocysteine on the release of various amino acids in the striatum of spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone (SHSP)(More)
Dietary flaxseed has cardioprotective effects that may be achieved through its rich content of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid (ALA). Because ALA can be stored in adipose tissue, it is possible that some of its beneficial actions may be due to effects it has on the adipose tissue. We investigated the effects of dietary flaxseed both with and(More)
H ypertension is one of the most important risk factors associated with both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Hypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of ≥140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of ≥90 mm Hg. 3 A SBP of >115 mm Hg has been suggested to be the single most important determinant for death in the world today.(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (OxLDL) plays an important role in initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Proatherogenic effects of OxLDL have been attributed to bioactive phospholipids generated during LDL oxidation. It is unknown what effect oxidation has on the phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns) molecules in LDL, even though PtdIns is 6% of the total(More)
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