Journal article

EFFECTS OF DIETARY MARINE OIL SUPPLEMENTATION ON REACTIVITY OF HUMAN BUTTOCK SUBCUTANEOUS ARTERIES AND FOREARM VEINS IN-VITRO

JPF CHIN, DM KAYE, RM HURLSTON, JA ANGUS, GL JENNINGS, AM DART

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY | STOCKTON PRESS | Published : 1994

Abstract

1. The vascular reactivity of resistance arteries isolated from gluteal skin biopsies and veins isolated from forearms of subjects fed marine oils were examined. 2. Twenty seven healthy adult males were randomly allocated to one of two different treatment groups. The first group received maxEPA (eicosapentaenoic acid 0.178 g g-1; docosahexaenoic acid 0.116 g g-1) capsules 10 g per day for 28 days while the second group received an equivalent amount of mixed oil placebo capsules. Biopsies were performed on day 29 (13 for gluteal sections; 14 for forearm vein biopsies). Subcutaneous arteries and veins were mounted in myographs and standard organ baths, respectively. 3. The internal diameter of..

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