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.
I Reinders, J K Virtanen, I A Brouwer, T-P Tuomainen