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Comparison between the AA/EPA ratio in depressed and non depressed elderly females: omega-3 fatty acid supplementation correlates with improved symptoms but does not change immunological parameters

Angela Maria Rizzo1*, Paola Antonia Corsetto1, Gigliola Montorfano1, Annalisa Opizzi2, Milena Faliva2, Attilio Giacosa3, Giovanni Ricevuti4, Claudio Pelucchi5, Bruno Berra1 and Mariangela Rondanelli2

Author Affiliations

1 Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologiche e Biomolecolari, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via D. Trentacoste 2, Milan, 20134, Italy

2 Department of Applied Health Sciences, Azienda di Servizi alla Persona (ASP) di Pavia, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

3 Department of Gastroenterology, Policlinico di Monza, Monza, Italy

4 Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, Geriatric Section, University of Pavia, Azienda di Servizi alla Persona (ASP) di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

5 Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy

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Nutrition Journal 2012, 11:82  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-82

Published: 10 October 2012

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