How fish oil fights inflammation

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Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oils, are known to be effective in treating conditions associated with insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, such as diabetes. Now, thanks to new research from Jerrold Olefsky of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues, the mechanisms underlying these anti-inflammatory properties is somewhat better understood. Their results could lead to the development of a dietary supplement to treat the inflammation that characterizes obesity and other conditions.

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