By Pat Anson, Editor
A daily low-dose aspirin has long been recommended by doctors for its cardiovascular benefits. But only now are researchers getting a better understanding of how aspirin reduces the inflammation that can lead to heart disease and other chronic health conditions.
Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and University of Southern California say aspirin helps trigger the production of lipid mediators called resolvins that are made from omega-3 fatty acids. They report in the journal Chemistry & Biology that resolvins help turn off the inflammation that causes heart disease, arthritis and certain types of lung disease.
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