Advanced search
Start date
Betweenand
(Reference retrieved automatically from SciELO through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Impact of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on high density lipoprotein subfractions of smokers

Full text
Author(s):
Caroline PAPPIANI ; Nágila Raquel Teixeira DAMASCENO
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA DE NUTRICAO-BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION; v. 29, n. 4, p. -, Ago. 2016.
Abstract

ABSTRACT Objective To assess the effect of omega-3 supplementation on smokers' high density lipoprotein subfractions. Methods This randomized, double-blind clinical trial included 33 male and female smokers aged 30 to 60 years. The sample took omega-3 fatty acids (n=17) or placebo (omega-6 fatty acids, n=16) for two months. The Lipoprint system analyzed the high density lipoprotein subfractions. The statistical tests were performed by the software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 20.0. Results The mean age of the sample was 49 years, and most individuals were white. After the intervention, the lipid profile and high density lipoprotein subfractions of the omega-3 group improved. In the tested linear regression models, the percentage of plasma docosahexaenoic acid was negatively associated with the percentage of small high density lipoprotein. Conclusion Omega-3 supplementation is associated with a favorable change in the distribution of high density lipoprotein subfractions, increasing the large and reducing the small high density lipoproteins. This finding reinforces the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for smokers' cardiovascular health. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/14863-0 - Evaluation of supplementation of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 on the cardiovascular risk of adult: a clinical study of primary prevention
Grantee:Caroline Pappiani
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)