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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Fish Oil and Inflammatory Disease: Is Asthma the Next Target for N-3 Fatty Acid Supplements?

Author
item Stephensen, Charles

Submitted to: Nutrition Reviews
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2004
Publication Date: September 1, 2004
Citation: Stephensen, C.B. 2004. Fish oil and inflammatory disease: is asthma the next target for n-3 fatty acid supplements?. Nutrition Reviews. 62(12):486-9.

Technical Abstract: Eating fish or taking n-3 fatty acid supplements can decrease the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease. Such supplements also provide symptomatic relief for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Recent research suggests that another highly prevalent, chronic inflammatory disease, asthma, may also respond to fish oil supplements.

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