International Journal of Hypertension / 2011 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Serum Lipids in Scottish Men with Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia

Table 4

Body weight, heart rate, blood pressure, and lipid profiles in the two groups at baseline and at 5 weeks.

ParameterPlacebo ( )DHA ( )
Baseline5 WeeksBaseline5 Weeks

Weight (kg)83.7 ± 11.883.3 ± 11.482.7 ± 12.383.1 ± 12.3
Heart rate (bpm)70.7 ± 14.467.0 ± 10.370.4 ± 9.864.8 ± 9.2*
Systolic BP (mmHg)132.7 ± 15.9128.7 ± 16.3141.4 ± 13.5133.0 ± 12.9***
Diastolic BP (mmHg)80.3 ± 10.577.9 ± 9.786.7 ± 10.481.9 ± 9.3**
TC (mg/dL)228.9 ± 36.6226.4 ± 36.6253.6 ± 45.9247.7 ± 40.5
HDL-C (mg/dL)54.8 ± 12.759.3 ± 11.1**55.5 ± 17.364.1 ± 20.4**
Non- HDL-C (mg/dL)174.1 ± 39.8167.2 ± 36.6198.1 ± 48.7183.6 ± 42.0
TC/HDL-C4.4 ± 1.23.9 ± 0.8**4.8 ± 1.34.1 ± 0.9**
Non-HDL-C/HDL-C3.4 ± 1.22.9 ± 0.8**3.8 ± 1.33.1 ± 0.9**

Placebo: Olive oil-containing bread rolls, DHA: DHA-containing bread rolls. Values are presented as mean ± SD. * , ** , and *** compared with the baselines.