A meta-analysis of 70 studies found that eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid intake was associated with significant blood pressure reductions in nonhospitalized adult hypertension patients. The findings suggest that "EPA+DHA are as effective, and in some cases more effective, than other lifestyle-related interventions ... for lowering BP among hypertensive populations not taking antihypertensive medications," researchers said. The study appears in the American Journal of Hypertension.

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