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Central European Journal of Immunology
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2/2010
vol. 35
 
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Immunotropic and anti-tumor effects of plant adaptogens. II. Oenothera L.(Evening primrose)

Ewa Skopińska-Różewska
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Andrzej K. Siwicki

Centr Eur J Immunol 2010; 35 (2): 111-113
Online publish date: 2010/05/10
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This paper describes some beneficial and also some unwanted effects of evening primrose oil (EPO) feeding on the cells of immune system. Evening primrose oil is a rich source of omega-6 essential fatty acids [g-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA)]. Some effects of EPO and essential fatty acids on tumor cells are also described.
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evening primrose oil, essential fatty acids, immunity, tumors

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