Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine have found new mediators
that not only can explain how omega-3
fatty acids reduce inflammation, but also
hint at novel treatments for a host of diseases
linked to inflammatory processes.
A. Freeman said that there is strong evidence
that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty
acids, such as some fish, plant-derived
oils and nuts, or taking omega-3s as a dietary
supplement reduces inflammation and lowers
the risk of illness and death from cardiovascular
and other inflammatory diseases.
has been a provocative question for people
familiar with these impressive clinical
actions is how omega-3 fatty acids actually
induce such beneficial pharmacological effects.
This study has given us fresh and revealing
perspective into that process," Nature
quoted him as saying.