jimmylegs wrote:odd, i would have though ffa status would be positively correlated with the strength of the flush.
A volumetric biochemical niacin flush-based index that noninvasively detects fatty acid deficiency in schizophrenia
Relationship between the niacin skin flush response and essential fatty acids in schizophrenia
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 7803001650
Eicosapentaenoic acid in treatment-resistant depression associated with symptom remission, structural brain changes and reduced neuronal phospholipid turnover
http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/11695 ... jjQa5Th.24
"The n-3 essential fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) was added to the conventional antidepressant treatment of a treatment-resistant severely depressed and suicidal male patient with a seven-year history of unremitting depressive symptoms. The niacin skin flush test and cerebral magnetic resonance scanning were carried out at baseline and nine months later. The addition of ethyl-EPA led to a dramatic and sustained clinical improvement in all the symptoms of depression, including a cessation of previously unremitting severe suicidal ideation, within one month. Symptoms of social phobia also improved dramatically. During the nine-month period the volumetric niacin response increased by 30%..."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7578617The circadian rhythm of iMg2+ was found to be considerably more pronounced than that of total Mg and was negatively correlated to changes of free fatty acids.
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