Omega-3s, vitamin D, and strength training: Do any of these improve cardiovascular health in older adults? Original paper

In this 3-year randomized controlled trial that had older adults supplement with omega-3 fatty acids with or without vitamin D and/or perform resistance exercise, no effects on cardiovascular events or new-onset hypertension were found.

This Study Summary was published on February 6, 2024.

Quick Summary

In this 3-year randomized controlled trial that had older adults supplement with omega-3 fatty acids with or without vitamin D and/or perform resistance exercise, no effects on cardiovascular events or new-onset hypertension were found.

What was studied?

The effects of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and home-based strength training on cardiovascular risk factors and events in older adults.

The outcomes assessed were total cholesterol, HDL-C, LDL-C, triglycerides, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, troponin (a biomarker of heart damage), N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide, new-onset hypertension, and cardiovascular events (i.e., heart attack, stroke, coronary revascularization, congestive heart disease, or cardiovascular mortality).

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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Vitamin DOmega-3sStrength training
Vitamin DOmega-3sFlexibility training
PlaceboOmega-3sStrength training
PlaceboOmega-3sFlexibility training
Vitamin DPlaceboStrength training
Vitamin DPlaceboFlexibility training
PlaceboPlaceboStrength training
PlaceboPlaceboFlexibility training

What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on February 6, 2024.