Depressive symptoms, omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids, and inflammation in older adults.

@article{KiecoltGlaser2007DepressiveSO,
  title={Depressive symptoms, omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids, and inflammation in older adults.},
  author={Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser and Martha A. Belury and Kyle A Porter and David Q. Beversdorf and Stanley Lemeshow and Ronald Glaser},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={217-24}
}
OBJECTIVE To address how interactions between polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels and depressive symptoms were related to proinflammatory cytokine synthesis. Depression and stress promote proinflammatory cytokine production. Dietary intakes of omega-3 (n-3) and omega-6 (n-6) PUFAs also influence inflammation; high n-6:n-3 ratios enhance proinflammatory cytokine production, although n-3 has anti-inflammatory properties. METHODS Blood samples from 43 older adults (mean age = 66.67 years… CONTINUE READING