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Cost-benefit analysis of the anti-inflammatory effects of flax oil

Posted on 05.03.2020 | Last Modified 05.03.2020
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
Objectives:

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.