Cannabinoid-like qualities found in omega-3 fatty acid metabolites

Jul 20, 2017 / In the News

Forbes (July 19) – Aditi Das, the study’s lead author and University of Illinois professor of comparative biosciences and biochemistry, explained that cannabinoids bind to two types of receptors in the body spread across the nervous system and immune system. The endocannabinoids our bodies produce from omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like fish, eggs and nuts bind to the same receptors in our immune system as cannabinoids in marijuana, and both trigger an anti-inflammatory response.

Also in:

* Nutrition Insight (July 19)

* Medical News Today (July 20)

* Beef (Sept. 20)

* Engineering at Illinois (podcast; November 2017)