ArteryHealth.org Medical Advisor: Omega-3s are One of the Most Important Supplements we Should be Taking
A new study shows that omega-3 fatty acids may influence immune response.
Edison, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
The recently released results of a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information on the affects of omega-3 supplementation show that in addition to their other benefits, the fatty acids may actually influence immune response in a positive way.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, involving 84 patients aged 45-85 years with at least a two-year history of Type-II diabetes mellitus, showed that short-term Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation could reduce inflammation in patients with Type-II diabetes mellitus.
ArteryHealth.org Medical Advisor Dr. DeSilva, M.D. is a practicing Internist and Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center and is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey.
“In my opinion omega-3s are one of the most important supplements that we should all be taking, said Dr. DeSilva in a recently published blog post on ArteryHealth.org. “Inflammation is a deadly killer in this country.”
The report states that blood samples were taken at baseline and post-treatment when serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin (IL)-2 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) were assessed, resulting in decreased IL-2 and TNF-a levels and no changes to CRP in the omega group, as compared to placebo. Findings also indicated that omega-3 fatty acid supplements may alleviate inflammation caused by type 2 diabetes mellitus.
“This is very good news for Americans, especially those over 35 who are concerned about their health,” said Dr. DeSilva. “It's time to start taking omega-3s seriously.”
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