Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Why Fish Oils Work

Researchers have identified a new class of fats in the human body which can be credited with controlling inflammation. These fats, called resolvins, work by stopping the migration of inflammatory cells to sites of inflammation and then turning on other inflammatory cells. As scientists have long-hypothesized, these fats are made from the omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish such as salmon. "We always suggest that people with arthritis eat two or three portions of oily fish a week, or take 1,500mg fish oil capsules a day," said a spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation. Now there's scientific proof behind why it works.


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