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Omega-3 PUFA and SPM in critical patients

The prognosis of critical patients is closely related to their inflammatory status and the extent and duration of the inflammatory response. Until relatively recently, inflammation resolution was considered a passive process, whose...

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Specialised pro-resolving lipid mediators

  • 08/02/2017

Acute inflammatory response due to injury or infection is a self-limiting process. Initially, pro-inflammatory lipid mediators derived from the omega-6 fatty acid (FA) arachidonic acid (AA), prostaglandins and leukotrienes play an...

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n-3 PUFAs favour immunity and lessen inflammation in patients undergoing surgery for GI cancer

  • 07/05/2017

Surgical resection is the principal treatment in early stages of gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer, but involves the risk of developing several complications, including malnutrition, tumour-induced immunosuppression, surgical stress and...

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Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular prevention

In 2002, the American Heart Foundation (AHA) published a scientific report entitled ‘Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease’. At the time, the evidence from two large randomised, controlled studies had...

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