Yvonne Lungershausen

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The effects of fish oil combined with dietary sodium restriction on blood pressure and mesenteric vascular resistance were examined in a series of experiments with adult normotensive (WKY) and stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP). Rats were fed normal or low sodium diets containing fish oil, olive oil or safflower oil. Small but significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid supplementation on blood pressure and plasma lipids in hypertensives treated with diuretics or beta-blockers. DESIGN Double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over trial consisting of a 4-week run-in phase and two 6-week intervention phases. PATIENTS A total of 43 patients of either sex taking a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Piperaquine-dihydroartemisinin combination therapy has established efficacy for the treatment of malaria; however, a more comprehensive understanding of the pharmacokinetic properties and factors contributing to inter- and intra-individual variability is critical to optimize clinical use. This study assessed the effects of food on(More)
Effects of dietary sodium restriction combined with fish oil supplementation on BP and related risk factors were assessed in hypertensives treated with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. After a four week run-in phase, a six week intervention trial was conducted in which four matched groups of 14 patients, taking either captopril or enalapril,(More)
Earlier studies on the cardiovascular effects of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors implicate angiotensin II (AII) present in the central nervous system in the pathogenesis of hypertension. We have now examined whether central AII contributes to the maintenance of established hypertension in(More)
The postulated antihypertensive effect of dietary fish oil and the influence of dietary sodium on this effect were evaluated in young stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) by direct intra-arterial measurement of blood pressure. Weaning rats were fed synthetic diets containing olive oil or eicosapentaenoic acid-enriched fish oil (5% of dry(More)
Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring was undertaken in 25 hypertensives on beta-blocker monotherapy who completed a double-blind crossover trial to compare the effects of fish oil and corn oil supplements on BP. Clinic BP was measured with a Dinamap monitor on two consecutive days at the end of each treatment phase. ABP was recorded during the(More)
In the present study, we compared the blood pressure in the SHR-SP and in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) after dietary administration of fish oil from 4 to 17 weeks of age. The retarding influence of dietary fish oils on the development of hypertension was prominent in the SHR (26 mmHg) and not evident in the SHR-SP (8 mmHg). The enhanced(More)
The potential role of adrenaline, both circulating and in the central nervous system, in the maintenance of high blood pressure was examined in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP). alpha-Monofluoromethyldopa, a long-lasting inhibitor of dopa decarboxylase, was used to induce rapid depletion of central and peripheral catecholamine stores.(More)