Association of dietary fish and n-3 fatty acid intake with hemostatic factors in the coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA)study

Sujata L. Archer*, David Green, Maryann Chamberlain, Alan R. Dyer, Kiang Liu

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Abstract

Hemostatic factors play an important role in the complications of ischemic heart and vessel disease. Dietary fats such as n-3 fatty acids have been shown to possibly influence hemostatic factors. However, most studies reporting an inverse association between cardiovascular disease and fish and n-3 fatty acid consumption used supplemental doses of fish oil or intakes exceeding the typical amount consumed by the US population. This report examined the associations of usual intakes of fish, linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid with fibrinogen, factor VII, factor VIII, and von Willebrand factor in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. The analyses reported here included 1672 black and white men and women aged 24 to 42 years in 1992 to 1993. After adjustment for age, body mass index, diabetes, number of cigarettes smoked per day, race, and energy and alcohol consumption, no significant associations were observed between those who consumed no fish versus those who consumed the highest level of dietary fish with respect to fibrinogen, factor VIII, or von Willebrand factor for any race-sex group. Comparisons of tertile 1 versus tertile 3 for dietary linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid were also not significantly associated with fibrinogen, factor VII, factor VIII, or von Willebrand factor for any race-sex group. These data suggest that customary intakes of fish and n-3 fatty acids in populations that generally do not consume large amounts of these food items are not associated with these hemostatic factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1119-1123
Number of pages5
JournalArteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Dietary fish
  • Docosahexaenoic acid
  • Eicosapentaenoic acid
  • Hemostatic factors
  • Linolenic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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