Center Member Martha Belury Researches the Use of Omega-3 to Lower Inflammation
Food Innovation Center member Martha Belury, along with Janice Kiecolt-Glaser and Ronald Glaser, find using omega-3 fatty acid supplements lowers inflammation for healthy, yet overweight adults, who are middle-aged or older.
This study is the first of its kind to find changes in inflammation in overweight people who are considered healthy. The findings are beneficial for helping to protect and treat several medical conditions linked to chronic inflammation.
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