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How do omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Omega-3 fatty acids -- found in fish oils -- seem to increase the number of PPARs (do-good substances that have an anti-inflammatory effect). I recommend you get Omega-3s in the form of three 4-ounce servings of fish per week or a 2-gram fish oil capsule a day or an ounce of walnuts a day. (Saturated fats, by the way, increase inflammatory properties, and trans fats undermine the effects of Omega-3s.)
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Research at Ohio State University showed that omega-3’s reduce proteins that cause inflammation which is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Both higher and lower omega-3 doses helped reduce inflammation.

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