Managing the Inflammatory Response and Fish Oil

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each day, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Tips for Promoting a Normal Healthy, Balanced Inflammatory Response: Don’t Forget the Fish (and Fish Oil)

Month after month another study is published that confirms again the lesson of previous studies: fish oils (and the fish that contain them) are powerful promoters of balance in the human immune system. Recently, researchers confirmed that maintaining a healthy inflammatory state depends upon adequate daily consumption of fish oils – especially fish oils that are highly refined to contain concentrated levels of the essential fats DHA and EPA, and less fishy contaminants, mercury, pollutants and carcinogens.9

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Tips for Promoting a Normal Healthy, Balanced Inflammatory Response: Selenium and the Colorful Carotenoids

References:
9. Ferrucci L, Cherubini A, Bandinelli S, Bartali B, Corsi A, Lauretani F, Martin A, Andres-Lacueva C, Senin U, Guralnik JM. Relationship of plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids to circulating inflammatory markers. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2006;91:439-446.


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