Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Inflammation.
According to research, dietary omega-3 fatty acids have a variety of anti-inflammatory effects that may play a role in atherosclerosis. This review analyzed studies on the relation among omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, DHA), inflammation and atherosclerosis. A variety of biologic effects of EPA and DHA have been demonstrated in studies with fish or fish oil supplements in humans and animals. The present literature analysis revealed that omega-3 fatty acids reduce the inflammatory processes and exert beneficial effects on atherosclerosis. Further details can be found in the study.
Mori TA, Beilin LJ. Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2004 Nov;6(6):461-7.