BACKGROUND & AIMS
The consumption of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) is known to be cardio-protective. Data on the influence of LC n-3 PUFA on arterial stiffness in the postprandial state is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of a LC n-3 PUFA-rich meal on measures of arterial stiffness.
Fig. 2. Acute effects of consuming a LC n 3 PUFA-rich meal and a control meal on stiffness indices (SI) on two separate occasions in all subjects (n¼ 25); (A) treatment effect, P¼ 0.03; time effect, P< 0.001; in men only (n¼ 12); (B) gender and treatment interaction, P¼ 0.0011; and in women only (n¼ 13); (C) no gender and treatment interaction, P¼ 0.74. Bars represent standard error ofmean change frombaseline values.