The body’s natural anti-inflammatory’s give antibiotics a boost - 3
Narrator: This NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientists are learning how molecules in omega-3 fatty acids act as natural anti-inflammatories.
Okita: 20 years ago, everybody used to talk about fish oils, omega-3 fatty acids.
Narrator: Dr. Richard Okita is with the NIH.
Okita: Now we’re getting a better understanding of how the body uses the fish oil in human health, how do these molecules really help us in different states.
Narrator: Scientists believe specific molecules called specialized pro-resolving mediators or SPMs, combined with antibiotics during an infection, can put an end to acute inflammation before it becomes chronic and harmful to tissues. For more information, visit www.nigms.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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