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Fish Oil in Diet Promotes Blood Cell Growth in Mice

A diet rich in fish oil appeared to promote blood cell production partly by altering the hematopoietic niche in bone marrow, a recent study in mice suggested. Researchers demonstrated that a fish oil rich diet, but not high in other fats, promoted extramedullary hematopoiesis in the spleen and increased hematopoietic stem-cell (HSC) self renewal in bone marrow.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Another benefit of high-dose fish oil that should be very useful in treating chemo-induced anemia.

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