AHA: Omega-3s May Help Reduce BP in Young, Healthy Adults

Share this content:
AHA: Omega-3s May Help Reduce BP in Young, Healthy Adults
AHA: Omega-3s May Help Reduce BP in Young, Healthy Adults

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help young adults keep their blood pressure at a healthy level, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 12 to 16 in New Orleans.

The men and women in the new study were aged 25 to 41 and considered healthy. Excluded were those with known diabetes or a body mass index of more than 35 kg/m².

Of the more than 2,000 young, healthy adults, those with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had the lowest blood pressure, Mark Filipovic, M.D., a researcher at the University of Zurich and Cantonal Hospital of Baden in Switzerland, told HealthDay.

"We divided people into four groups," Filipovic said, ranging from the lowest to the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood. "We found adults in the highest quarter had about 4 mm Hg lower systolic pressure and 2 mm Hg lower diastolic pressure, compared to those with the least omega-3 fatty acids in their blood," he said. "This suggests that promoting diets rich in omega-3 foods could be a strategy to prevent high blood pressure."

Press Release
More Information

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions

More in Home

Brief Bouts of Exercise Can Reduce Inflammation

Brief Bouts of Exercise Can Reduce Inflammation

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation

Dementia May Be Exacerbated by Hospital-Related Delirium

Dementia May Be Exacerbated by Hospital-Related Delirium

Researchers say efforts must be increased to diagnose, prevent, and treat delirium

Oxytocin Ups Feeding, Social Skills in Infants With Prader-Willi

Oxytocin Ups Feeding, Social Skills in Infants With ...

Significant decrease in Neonatal Oral-Motor Scale scores, videofluoroscopy of swallowing after therapy

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »