Omega-3 Relationship to Periodontitis

September 3, 2014

Joe found a recent article news worthy that discussed a study of using Omega-3 fatty acids and 81mg Aspirin to see their affect on Periodontitis, a disease of the gums that can result in bone resorption, tooth loss, and systemic inflammation. A.Z. Naqvi, from Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues enrolled 55 men and women afflicted with moderate periodontitis, in a three-month long study in which each subject received either a DHA supplement (2,000 mg/day) or placebo.  All subjects also received low-dose (81 mg) aspirin daily. The DHA group displayed significant decreases in inflammatory markers, including C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1beta).  The study authors report that: “DHA supplementation significantly improved periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.”

Here is the link to the article:

Omega-3 Compound Boosts Oral Health

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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