Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and blood pressure in adolescents

  • O'Sullivan T
  • Bremner A
  • Beilin L
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Evidence that intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may modify blood pressure (BP) is generally limited to middle-aged or hypertensive populations. This study examined cross-sectional associations between BP and dietary intake of PUFAs in 814 adolescents aged 13-15 years participating in the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. Fatty acid intakes were assessed using 3-day diet records and resting BP was determined using multiple oscillometric readings. In multivariate regression models, systolic BP was inversely associated with intakes of polyunsaturated (b=-0.436, P

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Aged
  • Blood Pressure
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diet
  • Diet Records
  • Dietary Fats
  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid
  • Fatty Acids
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Omega-3
  • Omega-6
  • Pregnancy
  • Sex Factors
  • Unsaturated
  • Western Australia
  • administration & dosage
  • adolescence
  • blood
  • blood pressure
  • omega-3
  • omega-6
  • physiology
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • teenagers

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  • Ta a O'Sullivan

  • Ap P Bremner

  • L J Beilin

  • G L Ambrosini

  • T a Mori

  • R C Huang

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