Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Body Composition and Health in HIV/AIDS During HAART Therapy

Vijay Singh, Ronald R Watson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) has affected people on a global basis. It has been shown that dietary fats may play a role in the parthenogenesis of the infection and disease progression. By examining the effects of saturated, unsaturated, and omega-3 fatty acids on HIV infection, it was found that HIV infection could be halted with the consumption of these dietary fats. The virus can be then further immobilized with prolonged antiretroviral therapy and clinical sessions. Dietary fats have the ability to reduce problems related to body composition and health in persons with HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth of HIV Infected People: Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle with Antiretroviral Drugs
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages79-89
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780128011430, 9780128007693
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Antiretroviral
  • Dietary
  • Fats
  • Fatty acids
  • HIV
  • Omega-3
  • Saturated
  • Therapy
  • Unsaturated

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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