PacSci-Doku: "Skin Soother" Answer

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs

The question in this edition is:

What substance from a large bird may help sufferers of psoriasis?

The answer: Emu Fat

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In the 1990s, the emu (a large Australian, flightless bird that looks like an ostrich) was supposed to be a booming food product in the U.S. The meat is very lean and rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, it was probably considered too exotic to gain popularity. But now it's the oil from fat deposits the birds usually develop to survive the extremes of the Australian Outback that may save U.S. emu ranchers. Many psoriasis sufferers swear by its healing powers. Other people claim it works well on wrinkles, burns, acne, arthritis and eczema.

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