27 July 2007

Fish oil fights inflammation

Fish oil cuts down on a key inflammatory chemical, study finds

Eating fish oil, rather than vegetable oil, is a better means of managing the amount of inflammatory chemicals called prostanoids in the body, researchers report.

How the study was done
Smith and his research team added vegetable and fish oils to cultured cells and observed the effects. As fish oil amounts increased, the total prostanoids formed by vegetable oil decreased.

Too little fish oil hurts
Doubt over fish oil benefit


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