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Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Inflammation Markers In Older, Overweight Individuals

June 22, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers have found that overweight, but otherwise healthy, middle-aged and older adults who consumed omega-3 fatty acid supplements for four months had significantly lower levels of a protein in the blood that indicates the presence of inflammation associated with a variety of diseases and disorders. Omega-3 supplements lowered the protein level by ten percent and slightly lowered the level of another marker for inflammation. Participants in the study who consumed placebo oil capsules over four months, however, experienced average increases of 36 percent and 12 percent in those same markers.
Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser et al., "Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation in healthy middle-aged and older adults: A randomized controlled trial", Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, June 22, 2012, © Elsevier Inc.
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