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Association between serum fatty acid composition and innate immune markers in healthy adults
- Cho, Eunyu (Department of Food and Nutrition, Hanyang University) ;
- Park, Yongsoon (Department of Food and Nutrition, Hanyang University)
- Received : 2015.09.15
- Accepted : 2015.12.04
- Published : 2016.04.01
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) has been shown to generally decrease levels of innate immune markers and inflammatory cytokines, but the specific associations between blood levels of PUFAs and those of innate immune markers have not been investigated. Thus, the present study was conducted to test the hypothesis that innate immune markers as well as cytokines are negatively associated with n-3 PUFAs but positively associated with n-6 PUFAs in healthy adults. MATERIALS/METHODS: One hundred sixty-five healthy Korean adults aged 25-70 years old were included in this cross-sectional study. RESULTS: Serum levels of n-3 PUFAs, such as 18:3n3, 20:5n3, 22:5n3, and 22:6n3 were negatively correlated with eosinophil and basophil counts and
Supported by : Korea Research Foundation
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