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Dietary fats and blood pressure.
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PMID:  7614413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This chapter reviews the evidence from epidemiologic studies and controlled clinical trials dealing with dietary fats and blood pressure. Trials studying the effect on blood pressure of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish oil show a dose-response hypotensive effect that may be restricted to patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. However, fish oil is not a practical therapy for hypertension given the large dose required (10 capsules per day) for a small effect (3-4 mmHg). From numerous studies, it is clear that saturated and n-6 polyunsaturated fats have no effect on blood pressure. Monounsaturated fats also have no effect but fewer studies have examined this relation.
M C Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular risk     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1350-6277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Risk     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-18     Completed Date:  1995-08-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436980     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Risk     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rush Institute on Aging, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dietary Fats*
Fatty Acids / pharmacology
Fatty Acids, Omega-3 / pharmacology
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Fatty Acids; 0/Fatty Acids, Omega-3

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