Assessment of vascular function and inflammatory biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk by canola and flax oils in the COMIT trial

Posted on 23.03.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Jones, Peter
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $96,154
Co-Funders: Canola Council of Canada, MAFRD-Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative
Start Date: 2013
Project Length: 1 Year

Preliminary results from a previous study “The Canola Oil Multicenter Intervention Trial (COMIT)” showed a significant positive correlation between five unsaturated fatty acids consumption and reduction of inflammatory biomarkers. This project will expand on the original COMIT study to address more questions providing a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms and cardioprotective effects of each of the oils.