Omega-3s lower inflammation

Doctors in one study compared omega-3 levels to signs of inflammation in 1,395 healthy men, aged 42 to 60.

Researchers found a direct link: as blood levels of omega-3s increased, signs of C-reactive protein, a sign of inflammation, decreased.Two omega-3 fatty acids in particular had the strongest link: DPA/DHA (docosapentaenoic acid and docosa-hexaenoic acid).

DPA, found in salmon and other fatty fish, is an intermediary between DHA and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Researchers said that the omega-3s from fish oil appeared to be most closely linked to lower C-reactive protein levels.

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