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Med Hypotheses. 2002 Mar;58(3):249-50.

Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome by dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids--a good idea?

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Department of Research, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Isfahan, Iran. babak360@yahoo.com

Abstract

Minor alterations of immune, neuroendocrine, and autonomic function may be associated with the chronic fatigue syndrome. omega-3 fatty acids decrease the production of putative mediators of inflammation, including interleukin-1, and tumor necrosis factor. Since interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor are the principal polypeptide mediators of immunoregulation, reduced production of these cytokines by dietary supplementation with omega-3, may be a possible mechanism for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.

PMID:
12018979
DOI:
10.1054/mehy.2001.1507
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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