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Dietary omega-3 fatty acids aid in the modulation of inflammation and metabolic health.

Calif Agric (Berkeley) 2011 Jul;65(3):106-111

Distinguished Professor, Department of Entomology, UC Davis.

This article focuses on the role of omega-3 fatty acids as precursors for lipid signaling molecules known as oxylipins. Although omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial in autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases and heart disease, they are generally underrepresented in the American diet. A literature review confirms that the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids - whether in food sources such as walnuts, flax seeds and fatty fish (including salmon and sardines), or in supplements - is associated with decreased morbidity and mortality. Read More

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July 2011
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