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Cod liver oil, premature birth, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis

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Klin Med (Mosk). 2005;83(10):51-7.  [Clinical application of omega-3-fatty acids (cod-liver oil)].  [Article in Russian]  Vermel' AE.

A range of prospective studies have proven high efficacy of omega3-polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega3-FA, cod-liver oil (CLO)) in secondary prophylaxis of atherosclerosis and its complications.

Monotherapy with CLO in patients with hypertriglyceridemia substantially lowers triglyceride level. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, including the capability of prostaglandin production reduction, clinical application of omega3-FA is indicated in high risk of preterm delivery, and in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

In the latter CLO application allows reduction of the dose of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and improves chief clinical symptoms (reduces pain and morning joint stiffness.)

PMID:  16320848

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