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Relationship of Dietary Linoleic Acid to Blood Pressure: The International Study of Mac... - 0 views

    Relationship of dietary linoleic acid to blood pressure. The International Study of Macro-Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Study [corrected]
    Miura K, Stamler J, Nakagawa H, Elliott P, Ueshima H, Chan Q, Brown IJ, Tzoulaki I, Saitoh S, Dyer AR, Daviglus ML, Kesteloot H, Okayama A, Curb JD, Rodriguez BL, Elmer PJ, Steffen LM, Robertson C, Zhao L; International Study of Macro-Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Research Group.
    Hypertension. 2008 Aug;52(2):408-14. Epub 2008 Jul 7. Erratum in: Hypertension. 2008 Sep;52(3):e29.
    PMID: 18606902
    doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.108.112383

    Dietary linoleic acid intake may contribute to prevention and control of adverse blood pressure levels in general populations
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Cardiovascular Risk and {alpha}-Linolenic Acid: Can Costa Rica Clarify? -- Harris 118 (... - 0 views

    Cardiovascular risk and alpha-linolenic acid: can Costa Rica clarify?
    Harris WS.
    Circulation. 2008 Jul 22;118(4):323-4. Epub 2008 Jul 7. Review. PMID: 18606912
    doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.791467
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{alpha}-Linolenic Acid and Risk of Nonfatal Acute Myocardial Infarction -- Campos et al... - 0 views

    Alpha-linolenic acid and risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction.
    Campos H, Baylin A, Willett WC.
    Circulation. 2008 Jul 22;118(4):339-45. Epub 2008 Jul 7. Erratum in: Circulation. 2008 Sep 16;118(12):e492.
    PMID: 18606916
    doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.762419

    Conclusions - Consumption of vegetable oils rich in {alpha}-linolenic acid could confer important cardiovascular protection. The apparent protective effect of {alpha}-linolenic acid is most evident among subjects with low intakes.
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Alpha-linolenic acid reduces risk of nonfatal MI - - 0 views

    "July 9, 2008 | Michael O'Riordan
    Boston, MA - The consumption of a diet containing vegetable oils rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with significant reductions in the risk of nonfatal MI, a new study has shown [1]. Investigators say the protective effect of ALA is evident among individuals with low intakes, suggesting the greatest benefit might be in developing countries, where fatty-acid consumption is limited.

    "The potential for benefit is great when the baseline intake is low," said lead investigator Dr Hannia Campos (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA). "In countries where people eat very little fish-and some of these countries have almost no sources of omega-3 fatty acids because they cook with corn or sunflower oils-the consumption of vegetable oils with ALA could have a major impact on heart disease."

    In an editorial accompanying the published study [2], Dr William Harris (University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls) said that the data are suggestive and would be good news for individuals who will not or cannot eat fish, but more studies are still needed. "If ALA were able to do the same 'heavy lifting' that [eicosapentaenoic acid] EPA and [docosahexaenoic acid] DHA do, this would be welcomed news, because the capacity to produce ALA is essentially limitless, whereas there are only so many fish in the sea," he writes. "
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Essential fatty acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

    Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that cannot be constructed within an organism from other components (generally all references are to humans) by any known chemical pathways; and therefore must be obtained from the diet. The term refers to t
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Higher plasma docosahexaenoic acid is associated with reduced progression of ... - 0 views

    Erkkila AT, Matthan NR, Herrington DM, Lichtenstein AH.
    Higher plasma docosahexaenoic acid is associated with reduced progression of coronary atherosclerosis in women with CAD.
    J Lipid Res. 2006 Dec;47(12):2814-9. Epub 2006 Sep 18.
    PMID: 16983146 [Pub
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