Differential effects of prostaglandin derived from omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids on COX-2 expression and IL-6 secretion
The whole concept that diet can influence the level of systemic inflammation is not followed by many in mainstream medicine and is rarely recommended. However, this article is just one of many that support the concept of an anti-inflammatory diet (and conversely, the pro-inflammatory diet). Dietary fats are a key foundation to this approach, with higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils, olive oils, most nuts and seeds) over omega 6 fatty acids (corn oils, mass produced animal meats…).
PNAS — Abstracts: Bagga et al. 100 (4): 1751