New Data from University of Zurich Illuminate Findings in Blood Pressure (Whole blood omega-3 fatty acid concentrations are inversely associated with blood pressure in young, healthy adults)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Hematology Week -- Investigators publish new report on Blood Pressure. According to news reporting from Zurich, Switzerland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "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 news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Zurich, "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. The current study (n=2036) is a cross-sectional study investigating the baseline characteristics of a cohort, which includes healthy adults, age 25-41 years. Individuals with cardiovascular disease, known diabetes or a BMI higher than 35kg/m(2) were excluded. The Omega-3 Index was determined in whole blood using gas chromatography. Association with office and 24-h BP was assessed using multivariable linear regression models adjusted for potential confounders. Median Omega-3 Index was 4.58% (interquartile range 4.08; 5.25). Compared with individuals in the lowest Omega-3 Index quartile, individuals in the highest had a SBP and DBP that was 4 and 2mmHg lower, respectively (P <0.01). A significant linear inverse relationship of the Omega-3 Index with 24-h and office BP was observed. Per 1-U increase in log-transformed Omega-3 Index the lowering in BP (given as multivariable adjusted coefficients; 95% confidence interval) was -2.67mmHg (-4.83; -0.51; P=0.02) and -2.30mmHg (-3.92; -0.68; P=0.005) for 24-h SBP and DBP, respectively. A higher Omega-3 Index is associated with statistically significant, clinically relevant lower SBP and DBP levels in normotensive young and healthy individuals."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Diets rich in n-3 FA may be a strategy for primary prevention of hypertension."
For more information on this research see: Whole blood omega-3 fatty acid concentrations are inversely associated with blood pressure in young, healthy adults. Journal of Hypertension, 2018;36(7):1548-1554. Journal of Hypertension can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Two Commerce Sq, 2001 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - www.lww.com; Journal of Hypertension - journals.lww.com/jhypertension/pages/default.aspx)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.H. Beer, University of Zurich, Center Mol Cardiol, Zurich, Switzerland. Additional authors for this research include S. Aeschbacher, M.F. Reiner, S. Stivala, S. Gobbato, N. Bonetti, M. Risch, L. Risch, G.G. Camici, T.F. Luescher, C. von Schacky, D. Conen and M.G. Filipovic (see also Blood Pressure).
Keywords for this news article include: Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, Health and Medicine, Blood Pressure, Hemodynamics, University of Zurich.
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