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October 27, 2014

In a recent article in Natural Standards, it was noted that taking fish oil might reduce seizures in people with epilepsy, according to a recent study.

In a new study, researchers randomly assigned 24 people with drug-resistant epilepsy to receive a low dose of fish oil, a high dose of fish oil, or placebo daily for 10 weeks. After a six week washout period, each participant switched treatments until all participants received all treatments for 10 weeks with 6 weeks in between. The frequency of seizures was measured throughout the study.

The authors concluded that taking low-dose fish oil might reduce seizures and improve overall health in people with drug-resistant epilepsy, justifying the need for a larger-scale study to further evaluate these findings.

Here is the link to the entire article:

Fish Oil May Benefit People With Epilepsy

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group


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