Effects of oils rich in eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids on immune cell composition and function in healthy humans

Samantha Kew, Maria D. Mesa, Sabine Tricon, Richard Buckley, Anne Marie Minihane, Parveen Yaqoob

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Abstract

Supplementation with DHA, but not with EPA, suppresses T lymphocyte activation, as assessed by expression of CD69. EPA alone does not, therefore, influence CD69 expression. No other marker of immune function assessed in this study was significantly affected by either EPA or DHA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-681
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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