Studies related to Natural Killer Cell Activity and Fish oil

Dietary Supplementation With Eicosapentaenoic Acid, But Not With Other Long-chain N-3 Or N-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Decreases Natural Killer Cell Activity In Healthy Subjects Aged >55 Y

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 46
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 45-64, 65+
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of EPA (720mg) and DHA (280mg), but not DHA in isolation (720mg), was able to decrease NK cell activity independent of NK cell content to about 20% (8 weeks) and 48% (12 weeks).

No treatment influence lipid peroxidation (TBARS)

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