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Low omega-3 index and polyunsaturated fatty acid status in patients with CFS/ME, 2018, Castro-Marerro et al

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Paywalled at https://www.plefa.com/article/S0952-3278(18)30053-X/fulltext
     
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    Did they measure omega-6 and omega-9 as well?
     
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    sci-hub link to the accepted (but unedited) manuscript here
     
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    My RBC fatty acid test indicated low omega 3 (3%), omega 6 was normal. I also had high oxidative stress levels.
     
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    [I put in some paragraphs]
     
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    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    What was tested to indicate that Mij?
     
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    @Hutan
    Lipid Peroxides in Plasma 14%
    Malondialdehyde in Plasma 87%
    Malondialdehyde in Urine 97%
    Creatinine in Urine 4%

    Antioxidants were in rather low levels too.
     
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    I was found to have low omega 3 & 6. I have been supplementing using the products recommended by the specialist.

    I can't honestly say I have noticed any difference/ improvement. Maybe I'd be even worse without the supplements?
     
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    @Invisible Woman do you know what was considered 'low'? Do you have a copy of your report?

    I noticed a big difference 3 months after supplementing with fish oils. Before supplementing I was forgetting things etc., it had a different 'feel' than the cognitive issues I experience now.
     
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    I should have it around someplace. There were various tests repeated, but they were about 19 years or so ago. I started the supplements after I was diagnosed and while still working. I was in a bit of a mess and it's possible if I'd been further down the line and had stopped work, learned to manage the condition better, I might have noticed something.

    I guess I was still at that stage where I was ignoring how things felt and desperately trying to "fake it till you make it" in terms of my health. That didn't work so well.
     
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