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Episode 2 with Dr. Philip Calder

Professor Philip Calder describes when inflammation is helpful and when it is not. Omega-3s as pro-resolvins and their role in immune function, as well as matters of background diet, balance, and genes are discussed. After listening to this podcast, you will welcome the omega-3 fire brigade.

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Topics Discussed

  • Difference between immunity and inflammation (2:17)
  • Cardinal signs of inflammation (3:15)
  • Benefits and harmful effects of inflammation (4:42)
  • Role of omega-3s in inflammation (9:31)
  • Treating inflammation with omega-3s (16:10)
  • EPA & DHA in controlling inflammation (17:13)
  • Differentiating responses to omega-3 (20:58)
  • Plant omega-3s (24:31)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode


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