Eicosapentaenoic acid modulates the immune response but has no effect on a mimic of antigen-specific responses

M D Barber, K C H Fearon, J A Ross

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It has been suggested that the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has immunosuppressive effects and that these may be detrimental in some circumstances. Many studies have used high-fat diets or have concentrated on one aspect of immune function, such as mitogen-induced proliferation. In the present study we assessed the effect of high-purity EPA provided as a novel diester with propane-1,3-diol, which was delivered orally within the normal dietary fat content.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-93
Number of pages6
JournalNutrition
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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