Dietary fatty acids influence the production of Th1- but not Th2-type cytokines.

@article{Wallace2001DietaryFA,
  title={Dietary fatty acids influence the production of Th1- but not Th2-type cytokines.},
  author={Fiona A. Wallace and Elizabeth A. Miles and Carol Evans and Tilmann Stock and Parveen Yaqoob and Phillip C Calder},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={449-57}
}
C57B16 mice were fed for 6 weeks on a low-fat diet or on high-fat diets containing coconut oil (rich in saturated fatty acids), safflower oil [rich in n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)], or fish oil (rich in n-3 PUFAs) as the main fat sources. The fatty acid composition of the spleen lymphocytes was influenced by that of the diet fed. Thymidine incorporation into concanavalin A-stimulated spleen lymphocytes and interleukin (IL)-2 production were highest after feeding the coconut oil diet… CONTINUE READING