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Fish Oil May Benefit Periodontitis

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For men, the recommendation is 610 mg per day.

Dr. Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, vice president for clinical and translational research at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, represented the U.S. view which sees the omega-3 fatty acids benefit against periodontitis as being less significant.

Taking fish oil long term can make a person less susceptible to disease, but it doesn’t cure it, he said.

Research results were unveiled at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting in San Diego, California on April 24, 2012.


Fish Oil Could Be Therapy for Periodontal Disease. Sciencedaily.com. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2013.

Review Shows Fish Oil Supplements May Improve Periodontitis. Medscape.com. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2013.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN

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i like fish thanks for this great article

April 12, 2017 - 1:46pm
EmpowHER Guest

At one time, bacteria that caused gingivitis was the main focus for researchers for dental and oral health.

April 10, 2014 - 5:08am
EmpowHER Guest

It is speculated that aspirin may influence metabolization of omega-3 fatty acids, and may cause a different quality or quantity of resolvins.

In a study that was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2010, it was found that people were two-thirds as likely to have periodontitis when they took in a type of omega-3 fatty acids called docosahexaenoic acid.

April 7, 2014 - 10:55pm

I wrote a similar article on my blog. Studies show periodontal disease affects almost 3/4 of the US population. Every little bit helps towards keeping it under control.

January 29, 2013 - 8:00pm
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