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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: The Innate Immune System - Friend and Foe

Authors
item KELLEY, DARSHAN
item STEPHENSEN, CHARLES

Submitted to: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 1, 2006
Publication Date: July 5, 2006
Repository URL: http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/reprint/83/2/187
Citation: Kelley, D.S., Stephensen, C.B. 2006. THE INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM - FRIEND AND FOE. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 83:187-188, 2006.

Interpretive Summary: Omega-3 fatty acids are a useful dietary intervention to decrease the risk and severity of chronic inflammatory disease. This type of intervention runs the risk of decreasing defenses against intervention. Current reserach suggests that this risk is minimal, particularly for levels of omega-3 fatty acids contained in food, but also for most supplements in use today.

Technical Abstract: Omega-3 fatty acids are a useful dietary intervention to decrease the risk and severity of chronic inflammatory disease. This type of intervention runs the risk of decreasing defenses against intervention. Current reserach suggests that this risk is minimal, particularly for levels of omega-3 fatty acids contained in food, but also for most supplements in use today.

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