Effect of alpha linolenic acid on cardiovascular risk markers: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether dietary supplementation with alpha linolenic acid (ALA) can modify established and emerging cardiovascular risk markers. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials identified by a search of Medline, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (CENTRAL), and the metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT). PATIENTS: All human studies were reviewed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Changes in concentrations of total cholesterol, low density li...Expand abstract
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