Use of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids was associated with reductions in diastolic and systolic BP, according to results of a new meta-analysis.
Researchers evaluated 70 randomized controlled trials that assessed the impact of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA+DHA) on BP in nonhospitalized adult patients. The studies had a mean duration of 69 days and a mean EPA+DHA dose of 3.8 g per day. The most common sources of EPA and DHA included seafood, fortified foods, fish and algal oil, and purified ethyl esters. Full Story »