Higher Total Omega-3 Intake is Associated with Less Vascular Calcification in Older Women
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- Calcification of the abdominal aorta is a predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), independent of other CVD risk factors.
- This study addressed whether vascular calcification development in adults followed over an 18-year period displays a relation to dietary intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- The study reports that higher alpha-linolenic acid and total omega-3 fatty acid intake is associated with reduced severity of aortic calcification in women. This association was not found in men.
- The results may help identify additional patient groups that are at risk for CVD.