Saturday, February 2, 2008

Polyunsaturated Oils and Immune Suppression

Abnormally high concentrations of polyunsaturated fats and cortisol flow in the blood serum of AIDS patients. Together with glucocorticoids, dietary polyunsaturated fats are prescribed to suppress the immune system to prevent transplanted organ rejection. This study found no difference between the immune suppression of omega-6 and omega-3, an important consideration prior to taking those much touted fish oil supplements. They do lower triglycerides, but so do many other toxic substances.

the severity of acute rejections (Banff criteria) as well as renal function after anti-rejection treatment were similar in both groups.

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