Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
Samples will be analyzed from 20 subjects before and after eating walnuts (40 g/d) for 4 weeks. We would measure the ALA oxylipin content of the following 5 fractions: fasting plasma, VLDL, LDL and HDL, and postprandial VLDL+Chylomicrons. The goal is to have oxylipin data available for each measurement of endothelial function. We will test the hypothesis that ALA oxylipins are directly associated with an improvement in flow mediated dilation.