Whole blood omega-3 fatty acid concentrations are inversely associated with blood pressure in young, healthy adults

  title={Whole blood omega-3 fatty acid concentrations are inversely associated with blood pressure in young, healthy adults},
  author={Mark G Filipovic and Stefanie Aeschbacher and Martin F. Reiner and Simona Stivala and Sara Gobbato and Nicole R Bonetti and Martin Risch and Lorenz Risch and Giovanni G. Camici and Thomas F. Luescher and Clemens von Schacky and David Conen and Juerg H. Beer},
  journal={Journal of Hypertension},
  pages={1548 - 1554}
Background: Omega-3 fatty acids (n − 3 FA) may have blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects in untreated hypertensive and elderly patients. The effect of n − 3 FA on BP in young, healthy adults remains unknown. The Omega-3 Index reliably reflects an individuals’ omega-3 status. We hypothesized that the Omega-3 Index is inversely associated with BP levels in young healthy adults. Methods: The current study (n = 2036) is a cross-sectional study investigating the baseline characteristics of a cohort… 
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