At ASPEN 2016, MHICN sat down with Dr. Philip Calder, Professor of Nutritional Immunology at the University of Southampton in Southampton, UK. The conversation was about the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, and specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs).

In this sixth video, Dr. Calder explains how dietary changes can increase the production of SPMs. SPMs are formed from DHA and EPA, so an individual could improve their EPA and DHA status by eating more fish, taking supplements, and reducing the intake of omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids come from vegetable oils and meat or other animal products.

SPMs have a variety of potential therapeutic possibilities. Perhaps direct application for skin disorders, and oral administration or intravenous administration for internal conditions.

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