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Omega-3 Fish Oil Study

I don't know if this has been posted before. The Oregon Health & Science University is currently recruiting patients for a study looking at the effects of omega-3 fish oil on MS and MS associated depression.
Fish oil as an adjunct therapy for depression in multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Pilot Study.
IRB# 179, Principal Investigator: Lynne Shinto, ND

The MS Center of Oregon at Oregon Health & Science University is looking ...
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Vitamin D benefits: hope or hype?


Vitamin D is good for what ails you. Or at least that's what patients and doctors might conclude if they read only the headlines.

In the past few months, deficiency in the substance has been linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis, spinal inflammatory diseases, age-related macular degeneration ... and the list goes on.

On the other hand, taking high doses of vitamin D didn't help patients with multiple sclerosis, MedPage Today reported, and ...
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BCM-95 Curcumin

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with BCM-95? It's a relatively new form of curcumin supplement. It's composed of micronized curcuminoid particles combined with the phospholipid phosphatidylcholine and turmeric essential oil (most likely turmerones). BCM-95 is supposed to be about 6 times more absorbable than curcumin with piperine in going from the GI tract to the bloodstream and about 10 times more absorbable than regular standardized 95% turmeric extract. So far, I'm only ...
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zinc, uric acid, ms, controls - update.. zinc reviews

here is an interesting table from the following article:
Zinc and copper in multiple sclerosis
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 1982;45:691-698
free full text

at first i tried making this chart in html, but after some much-needed advice, here is the previewed, tweaked, now finally somewhat aligned table:

Males(n=21) Me(n=1)Females(n=21)
MS Ctrls MS MS Ctrls
Zn(µmol/l) 13.0±1.9 14.8±1.6 8.6 12.1±2.1 13.2±1.6
Cu(µmol/l) 14.7±3.7 15.3±1.6 15.7±3.3 16.8±2.1
Albumin(g/l) 42 ±3 43 ±4 41 ±4 ...
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jimmylegs- I have a question about iron

I had blood tests last week and my iron is low. No surpise since I've been an ice cruncher since the 80's. (pica) I bought iron last night, but am afraid to take it. I searched iron/ bacteria or iron/virus and found that virus and bacteria need iron to replicate. A chronic infection could cause the iron stores to be low. Adding iron could actually help virus or bacteria to make more. I know you ...
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Bowels Linked To Brain Lesions

Lancet. 1995 Apr 8;345(8954):897-8.
Focal white-matter lesions in brain of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Geissler A, Andus T, Roth M, Kullmann F, Caesar I, Held P, Gross V, Feuerbach S, Scholmerich J. Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Germany.

Inflammatory bowel diseases are often associated with extra-intestinal manifestations, such as arthritis and iritis/uveitis. Using magnetic-resonance imaging we found hyperintense focal white-matter lesions in the brain in 20 of 48 (42%) patients with ...
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Why wouldn't you take Omega 3's?

New evidence supporting the use of Omega 3's for MS:

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2005 Aug 12;

Low fat dietary intervention with omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in multiple sclerosis patients.

Weinstock-Guttman B, Baier M, Park Y, Feichter J, Lee-Kwen P, Gallagher E, Venkatraman J, Meksawan K, Deinehert S, Pendergast D, Awad AB, Ramanathan M, Munschauer F, Rudick R.

Baird Multiple Sclerosis Center for MS Treatment and Research, Jacobs Neurological Institute, State University of New ...
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uric acid

Hi everyone

Can anyone tell me if there is any conection between uric acid and nitric oxide or if they are completely different things and do different things

Thanks in advance
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Magnesium As a Statin

Hi all

I accidentally happened upon this bit of info and thought it was interesting. It definitely suggests that magnesium operates like a statin.
Comparison of Mechanism and Functional Effects of Magnesium and Statin Pharmaceuticals
Mg has effects that parallel those of statins......

Mg at optimal cellular concentration is well accepted as a natural calcium channel blocker. More recent work shows that Mg also acts as a statin.

Magnesium was a recommended supplement for ...
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Good news about depression - but ...

This from the BMJ was quite widely reported last week in the UK and seemingly is quite promising - a therapy that uses a natural source and not a synthetic compound.

In clinical practice, hypericum extract is better tolerated than synthetic antidepressants. It may be particularly helpful in severe depression with its high risk of chronicity. We compared the efficacy and safety of hypericum extract with paroxetine in patients with moderate ...
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