Posts Tagged ‘omega three fatty acids and inflammation’

omega 3The Wall Street Journal (9/15, Whalen) reports that scientists around the world are studying omega 3 fatty acids, which naturally occur in fatty fish and in flaxseeds, as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and heart disease to Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Some researchers theorize that omega 3s may play a role in reducing inflammation. And, in some patients with Alzheimer’s who did not have the APOE4 gene, omega 3s appeared in one study to reduce the levels of amyloid proteins in the brain.

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