Dietary modification of inflammation with lipids.

  title={Dietary modification of inflammation with lipids.},
  author={Philip C Calder},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={61 3},
The n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in high proportions in oily fish and fish oils. The n-3 PUFA are structurally and functionally distinct from the n-6 PUFA. Typically, human inflammatory cells contain high proportions of the n-6 PUFA arachidonic acid and low proportions of n-3 PUFA. The significance of this difference is that arachidonic acid is the precursor of 2-series prostaglandins and 4-series leukotrienes, which… CONTINUE READING


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