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Omega-3 supplements ineffective for short-term asthma therapy

Using omega-3 supplements had no benefit during a 3-week treatment period for participants with asthma, according to new study results.“This study demonstrates that a high daily dose of an omega-3 fatty acid supplement has no effect on either [bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR)] to mannitol or sputum eosinophil percentage in subjects with mild to moderate asthma in association with no

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

You need a longer duration to see an effect.  It was shown in 1989 in the New England Journal of Medicine at a similar dose that it was only after 10 weeks that a significant reduction of inflammatory cytokines were seen in the blood. Also it would have been nice to see blood data on the AA/EPA ratio.  Maybe next time.

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