Effect of an increased intake of alpha-linolenic acid and group nutritional education on cardiovascular risk factors: the Mediterranean Alpha-linolenic Enriched Groningen Dietary Intervention (MARGARIN) study.

@article{Bemelmans2002EffectOA,
  title={Effect of an increased intake of alpha-linolenic acid and group nutritional education on cardiovascular risk factors: the Mediterranean Alpha-linolenic Enriched Groningen Dietary Intervention (MARGARIN) study.},
  author={Wanda J. E. Bemelmans and Jan Broer and Edith J. M. Feskens and Andries J. Smit and Frits A. J. Muskiet and Johan D Lefrandt and Victor J J Bom and Johan F. May and Betty Meyboom-de Jong},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={221-7}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of long-term increased intakes of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3n-3) on cardiovascular risk factors is unknown. OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to assess the effect of increased ALA intakes on cardiovascular risk factors and the estimated risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) at 2 y and the effect of nutritional education on dietary habits. DESIGN Subjects with multiple cardiovascular risk factors (124 men and 158 women) were randomly assigned in a double-blind fashion… CONTINUE READING
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