ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data and Top-Down Pressure on CDC Sc...

How Glutathione Can Save Your Life

Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits Symptoms in Gulf War Veterans: Results of a Randomized Double-Blind Study

Gut Bacteria, Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Brain inflammation dramatically disrupts memory retrieval networks, UCI study finds

Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

Clinical trial demonstrates safety, effectiveness of immunotherapy for AdV, BKV, and herpesviruses i...

Surprising discovery: HIV hides in gut, evading eradication

New estrogen-based compound suppresses binge-like eating behavior in female mice

 
Print Page
Email Article

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with omega-3 fish & borage oils: Influence on serum lipids

  [ 27 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • October 28, 2011


Article:
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with marine & botanical oils: Influence on serum lipids
– Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Oct 9, 2011

By Barbara C Olendzki, et al.

[Note: To read the full text of this free-access article, go to  http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/827286/. The trial was designed to study the effect of GLA (borage oil) and EPA/DHA (fish oil) on inflammation, so the researchers were surprised to discover that patients taking these omega-3 oils achieved "significant improvements in all measures of cholesterol health" - and thus a potential reduction in cardiovascular risk considered particularly beneficial for a group with impaired ability to exercise.]

Abstract:
The gap in mortality between patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the general population (1.5- to 3.0-fold risk) is increasing. This disparity is attributable mainly to cardiovascular disease (CVD), as the CVD risk is comparable to patients with diabetes mellitus.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether:

Borage seed oil, rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA),

Fish oil, rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA),

• Or the combination of both oils…

….are useful treatments for dyslipidemia [high blood cholesterol levels] in patients with RA.

We randomized patients into a double blind, 18-month trial. Mixed effects models were used to compare trends over time in serum lipids.

• No significant differences were observed between the three groups:  All three treatment groups exhibited similar meaningful improvement in the lipid profile at 9 and 18 months.

• When all groups were combined [given the similarity of results], these treatments:

- Significantly reduced total [average minus 8.4 mg/dL] and LDL-cholesterol [average minus 9.4 mg/dL] and triglycerides [average minus 24.4 mg/dL],

- Increased HDL-cholesterol [average plus 5 mg/dL],

- And improved the atherogenic index [average minus 0.26].

All improvements observed at 9 months persisted at 18 months (P < 0.001 versus baseline) [probability that the improvement resulted by chance less than 1 in 1,000].

Conclusion:
Marine and botanical oils may be useful treatment for rheumatoid arthritis patients who are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared to the general population.

Source:
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Oct 9, 2011;827286. PMID: 22007257, by Oledzki BC, Leung K, Buskirk SV, Reed G, Zurier RB. Center for Integrative Nutrition, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Division of Preventive & Behavioral Medicine; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Division of Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing