Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and improve immune system function

Fish oil-supplemented parenteral nutrition in patients following esophageal cancer surgery: effect on inflammation and immune function.

This study analyzed the effects of omega3 fatty acids on inflammation and immune function in patients following esophageal cancer surgery. 60 patients with esophageal cancer were divided into 2 groups (30 patients in each group): in one group, omega 3 fatty acids were added to parenteral nutrition (intravenous feeding). The results showed that omega 3 fatty acids supplemented parenteral nutrition can reduce inflammation and improve the immune system function in patients following esophageal cancer surgery. More details can be found in the study.
Long H, Yang H, Lin Y, Situ D, Liu W. Fish oil-supplemented parenteral nutrition in patients following esophageal cancer surgery: effect on inflammation and immune function. Nutr Cancer. 2013;65(1):71-5.


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