Dr Nina Bailey published her article Immunonutrition in the critically ill patient: the role of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in the Spring 2010 (Issue 1) of ‘The Nutrition Practitioner‘.
Dysregulation of the immune system is a key player in the development of several chronic illnesses and nutritional strategies using omega-3 to modulate immunity and inflammation is therefore of great interest to practitioners. Given the current shortfalls of omega-3 intake within the UK population, it is possible that there may be significant benefits to adding fish oil supplements to the diet. This addition is not only a safe and convenient method of meeting current recommended intakes, but also offers a method of meeting the required levels of omega-3 needed for an immunomodulatory effect.
The full article is available online and can be read here.