To quantify changes in pro-inflammatory mediators in response to flax compared to fish oil supplementation in stimulated human immune cells in obesity. To demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of flax compared to fish oil for reducing inflammatory markers in obesity. To estimate the benefit of substituting fish oil with flax oil to the flax industry.
Lead Researcher (PI): Aukema Harold
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $28,448
Co-Funders: Ag Action Manitoba
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 2 Years