London: Fish oils are known for their beneficial health effects, but how and why they produce anti-inflammatory effects remains uncertain. Now, British researchers claim to have uncovered a mechanism that explains why taking fish oils can help with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In the new study, the research team showed how the body converts an ingredient found in fish oils into another chemical called Resolvin D2 and how this chemical reduces the inflammation that leads to a variety of diseases.
"This research is important because it explains at least one way in which fish oils can help in different types of arthritis. “We can also work on this chemical and see if it can be used not only to treat or even prevent arthritis, but also as a possible treatment for a variety of other diseases associated with inflammation," he added. Bureau Report
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