Intake of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and fish and risk of community-acquired pneumonia in US men.

@article{Merchant2005IntakeON,
  title={Intake of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and fish and risk of community-acquired pneumonia in US men.},
  author={Anwar T Merchant and Gary C. Curhan and Eric B. Rimm and Walter C Willett and Wafaie Wahib Fawzi},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={668-74}
}
BACKGROUND Essential fatty acids modulate inflammation and glucose metabolism and may alter infection risk. OBJECTIVE We examined the association between intakes of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and fish and the risk of community-acquired pneumonia. DESIGN We prospectively evaluated 38,378 male US health professionals aged 44-79 y at the outset. We updated medical and lifestyle information biennially through questionnaires and diet every 4 y with the use of a validated food-frequency… CONTINUE READING