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Dietary fatty acid supplementation alters stress reactivity and performance in man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2760908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Certain dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids, gamma linolenic (18:3n-6) and eicosapentaenoic (20:5n-3) acid, attenuate cardiovascular reactivity to stress in rats. To study their effects on cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress in man, 30 men were randomly assigned to one of three groups and given 28 day supplements of borage oil (containing 18:3n-6), fish oil (containing 20:5n-3), or olive oil (placebo). Reactivity to the Stroop colour-word conflict test was assessed prior to and following treatment. Borage oil alone attenuated blood pressure and heart rate responses to stress, increased skin temperature, and improved task performance. These data suggest that diet may be used to alter stress reactivity in man.
D E Mills; K M Prkachin; K A Harvey; R P Ward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human hypertension     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0950-9240     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Hypertens     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-11     Completed Date:  1989-09-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811625     Medline TA:  J Hum Hypertens     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Dietary Fats, Unsaturated / pharmacology*
Fatty Acids / pharmacology*
Fish Oils / pharmacology
Heart Rate / drug effects
Plant Oils / pharmacology
Skin Temperature / drug effects
Stress, Physiological / physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats, Unsaturated; 0/Fatty Acids; 0/Fish Oils; 0/Plant Oils; 8001-25-0/olive oil

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