Effects of the fish-oil supplementation on the immune and inflammatory responses in elite swimmers.

@article{Andrade2007EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the fish-oil supplementation on the immune and inflammatory responses in elite swimmers.},
  author={Priscila de Mattos Machado Andrade and Beatriz Gonçalves Ribeiro and Marcelo T Bozza and Luiz Fernando B Costa Rosa and Maria das Graças Tavares do Carmo},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 3-4},
  pages={139-45}
}
The effect of fish-oil supplementation (FO-S) on the immune responses of elite swimmers was investigated. In a randomized placebo-controlled trial, swimmers received either fish-oil capsules (n=10) containing long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (FA) of n-3 (LCPUFA n-3) or placebo capsules (n=10), both for 6 weeks. Plasma FA, immunological markers, insulin and cortisol were evaluated. The FO-S resulted in an increase in LCPUFA n-3 and a decrease in arachidonic n-6 FA in plasma and a reduction… CONTINUE READING

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