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Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

February 9, 2017

Medical Center scientists have found that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can reduce the production of antibodies that cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms in people with milder cases of asthma.

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Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce infections for COPD patients

Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce infections for COPD patients

March 16, 2016

The acids, found in salmon, helped clear inflammation tied to infection, while not reducing the immune systems and may have also helped clear the infection itself, University of Rochester researchers report in The Journal of Immunology.

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Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce lung infections

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce lung infections

March 15, 2016

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids—like those found in salmon—might be the key to helping the body combat COPD-related lung infections, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. (CC BY-SA 4.0 photo / Marco Almbauer)

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Can omega-3 fatty acids combat COPD?

Can omega-3 fatty acids combat COPD?

January 27, 2015

The National Institutes of Health have awarded $1.6 million to Rochester researchers to study a group of compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids and their ability to combat inflammation caused by cigarette smoking, which can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

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Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight

Decoding fat cells: Discovery may explain why we gain weight

December 11, 2014

Medical Center researchers believe they’re on track to solve the mystery of weight gain – and it has nothing to do with holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to become a fat cell, making Thy1 a possible therapeutic target in treating obesity.

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