Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Once again, American Family Physician does a nice job evaluating a natural approach. Omega-3-fatty acids effect such a basic level of physiology–by modulating the ability of our enzymes to produce (or rather, NOT produce) chemicals associated with inflammation. There are many drugs that inhibit enzymes that work on fats to produce inflammation. But what if these fats that the body uses to make inflammation were not even there in the first place? Basically less inflammation. And since inflammation plays a role in so many chronic conditions, lowering inflammation will help many of these conditions. This is why omeag-3-fatty acids supplementation seems to help with so many different conditions.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids – July 1, 2004 – American Family Physician –