High omega-3 fatty acid levels are associated with low inflammation markers

Association of serum n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with C-reactive protein in men.

This study investigated the association among omega-3 fatty acids, C-reactive protein (CRP) and exposure to mercury, an environmental contaminant in fish. CRP is a marker for inflammation and higher levels are associated with an increased risk to develop diseases. Data from 1395 healthy men were analyzed. The results showed that high omega-3 fatty acid levels were associated with low CRP concentrations. Exposure to mercury was not associated with CRP. Further details can be found in the study.
Reinders I, Virtanen JK, Brouwer IA, Tuomainen TP. Association of serum n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with C-reactive protein in men. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jun;66(6):736-41.


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