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Fish Oil Supplements and Symptoms of the Common Cold in Healthy Young Women

Abstract Background: Research in animal models suggests that fish oil ingestion may impair immunity and increase risk for infection. To date there are no studies examining this relationship between fish oil ingestion and risk for infection in humans. Objective: The primary aim of this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-arm study was to examine the effect of 400 mg of EPA and 200 mg of DHA, the main components of fish oil (FO) supplements, on the incidence of symptoms related to upper respiratory tract infections in healthy young females, at a large southwestern university. Design: Healthy young women between 18 and 38 years of age who were non-obese (mean BMI 23.7 ± 0.6 kg/m2) were recruited from an urban southwestern university ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Gutierrez, Megan (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Appel, Christy (Committee member) / Martin, Keith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / common cold / fish oil / supplements
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 117 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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