Is there a beneficial effect of gamma-linolenic acid supplementation on body fat in postmenopausal hypertensive women? A prospective randomized double- blind placebo-controlled trial

By da Costa Hime LFC, Carvalho Lopes CM, Roa CL, et al
Published June 9, 2021

Key Takeaways

Researchers aimed at determining the beneficial effects of nutritional supplementation with gamma-linolenic acid in postmenopausal hypertensive women via performing a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study involving 96 postmenopausal women. Division of participants was done into two groups either receiving 1,000 mg of borage oil rich in gamma-linolenic acid + vitamin E (drug) or only vitamin E (placebo) capsules for 6 months. The drug group showed a significant reduction in the systolic and diastolic pressure as well as a significant change in waist-hip ratio as compared with the placebo group. The findings suggest supplementation with borage oil rich in gamma-linolenic acid as significantly beneficial in the short-term without any adverse effect.

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