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Aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids work together to fight inflammation

Date: February 21, 2013
Source: Cell Press
Summary:
Experts tout the health benefits of low-dose aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids but the detailed
mechanisms involved in their effects are not fully known. Now researchers show that aspirin
helps trigger the production of molecules called resolvins that are naturally made by the body
from omega-3 fatty acids. These resolvins shut off, or “resolve,” the inflammation that underlies
destructive conditions such as inflammatory lung disease, heart disease, and arthritis.
Experts tout the health benefits of low-dose
aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids found in
foods like flax seeds and salmon, but the
detailed mechanisms involved in their effects
are not fully known. Now researchers reporting in the February 21 issue of the Cell Press journal
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