Mediterranean-inspired diet lowers the ratio of serum phospholipid n-6 to n-3 fatty acids, the number of leukocytes and platelets, and vascular endothelial growth factor in healthy subjects.

@article{Ambring2006MediterraneaninspiredDL,
  title={Mediterranean-inspired diet lowers the ratio of serum phospholipid n-6 to n-3 fatty acids, the number of leukocytes and platelets, and vascular endothelial growth factor in healthy subjects.},
  author={Anneli Ambring and Mats Johansson and Mette Axelsen and Liming Gan and Birgitta Strandvik and Peter Friberg},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={575-81}
}
BACKGROUND Reduced cardiovascular mortality and morbidity have been shown in persons adhering to Mediterranean-inspired diets (MIDs). Although the underlying mechanisms of this association are poorly understood, the importance of increasing dietary amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids of the n-3 series has been emphasized. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether a MID provided to healthy subjects would affect 1) the inflammatory process and endothelial indexes such as vasoregulation and vascular… CONTINUE READING