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Fish Oil Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Individuals of Blood Type A and Blood Type O

Abstract The omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish and fish oil, eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), have been associated with a reduction in risk for cardiovascular disease. Blood type is a known contributor to risk for cardiovascular events. This study evaluated the effect of fish oil supplements on cardiovascular risk markers in adults with blood types A or O. An 8-week parallel-arm, randomized, double-blind trial was conducted in healthy adult men and women with either blood type A (BTA) or blood type O (BTO). Participants were randomized to receive fish oil supplements (n=10 [3 BTA/7 BTO]; 2 g [containing 1.2 g EPA+DHA]/d) or a coconut oil supplement (n=7 [3 BTA/4 BTO]; 2 g/d). Markers that were examined included total cholest... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Herring, Dana (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Vega-López, Sonia (Committee member) / Shepard, Christina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Physiology / cardiovascular / dha / diabetes / epa / fish oil / omega-3
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 112 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Nutrition 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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