Table 3

Effect of fish oil supplementation on arterial measures*
Markers Placebo Omega-3 Treatment difference S.E. of difference P-value of difference
Before After Before After
Aortic systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 112.1 110.0 110.8 111.1 +2.54 1.70 0.91
Central PWV (m/s) 7.44 6.61 7.49 7.43 +0.76 0.70 0.26
Augmentation Index (%) 10.8 7.4 10.9 11.6 +4.00 2.73 0.47
SBP (mmHg) 125.7 124.5 124.5 125.1 +1.9 1.7 0.26
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.41 2.39 2.47 2.48 -0.01 0.15 0.81
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.88 0.99 0.91 0.91 -0.099 0.145 0.83
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.225 1.164 1.204 1.189 +0.004 0.050 0.74
TNF-α (pg/mL) 4.90 4.52 5.31 5.70 +0.14 0.08 0.75
IL-6 (pg/mL) 0.87 0.77 0.99 1.12 +0.21 0.19 0.51
CRP (nmol/L) 20.7 21.8 17.3 18.7 +0.12 0.34 0.53

* Repeated measure general linear models. PWV = Central pulse wave velocity, BMI = Body Mass Index, SBP = Systolic Blood Pressure. TNF-α = Tumor Necrosis Factor-α, IL-6 = Interleukin-6, CRP = C - reactive protein. Triglycerides, TNF-α, IL-6, and CRP are log transformed; means expressed as geometric means; differences are expressed as log values.

Root et al.

Root et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:40   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-40

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