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Omega-3 Fish Oil Has Mild Blood Pressure-Lowering Effect

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Study Title: "Blood pressure response to fish oil supplementation: metaregression analysis of randomized trials."
Number of Participants: Pooled Population of 36 trials
Length of Study: A total of 36 trials were included, 22 of which had a double-blind design, all of which lasting longer than 2 weeks
Type of Study: Meta-regression analysis of randomized trials
Publication: Journal of Hypertension
Study Result: "High intake of fish oil may lower BP, especially in older and hypertensive subjects."

In an analysis of 36 randomized trials, including 22 double-blind in design, supplementation with omega 3 fish oil reduced systolic blood pressure by 2.1 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 1.6 mm Hg. The blood pressure lowering effect was higher in participants who were > 45 years of age with high blood pressure. The median dose of fish oil was 3.7 g/day.

The researchers concluded:

“High intake of fish oil may lower BP, especially in older and hypertensive subjects.”

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