WHAT SCIENTISTS SAY ABOUT DPA OMEGA-3
21 days of mammalian omega-3 supplementation improves aspects of neuromuscular function and performance in male athletes
Data indicates N-3 PUFA supplementation improved peripheral neuromuscular function and aspects of fatigue with an unclear effect on central neuromuscular function.
DPA shows comparable chemotherapy sensitizing effects as EPA upon cellular incorporation in tumor cells
EPA and DPA show chemosensitizing effects and that intake of EPA or EPA-containing nutrition leads to increased cellular DPA content by elongation. These findings support the use of ω-3 PUFA containing nutritional supplementations in cancer patients during chemotherapy treatment.
Omega-3 supplementation decreases inflammation during pneumococcal pneumonia.
Maximum stimulation of Endothelial cell migration by DPA pretreatment was achieved at a concentration one-tenth of that required for maximal stimulation by EPA pretreatment, indicating that DPA may act as a powerful anti-atherogenic factor.
Increases in the ratio of n-6 : n-3 PUFA, characteristic of the Western diet, could potentiate inflammatory processes and consequently predispose to or exacerbate many inflammatory diseases.