Incorporation of dietary triacylglycerols from olive oil and high-oleic sunflower oil into VLDL triacylglycerols of hypertensive patients
Patients with untreated essential hypertension can transport more 20:4 n-6 in VLDL than normal, according to research designed to establish whether the consumption of diets enriched with olive oil or high-oleic sunflower oil could prompt changes in the composition of VLDL triacylglycerols from people with hypertension. Inclusion of olive oil in the diet of hypertensive patients led to a depletion of 20:4 n-6 in VLDL. It seems that absorption, metabolism and/or clearance of dietary triacylglycerols may be nutritional elements which are altered in the development of human essential hypertension.
Publication Name: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
A new antihypertensive class: the angiotensin receptor antagonist
Angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARA) represent a new line of antihypertensive drugs designed to act on angiotensin II receptors. Elevated levels of angiotensin II can lead to hypertension and negatively effect the heart, brain, liver, muscles and other vital organs. ARA side effects include headache, dizziness, and a slight potassium level increase.
Publication Name: The Nurse Practitioner
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