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Clin Exp Dermatol. 1994 Mar;19(2):127-9.

Evening primrose oil and marine oil in the treatment of psoriasis.

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Department of Dermatology, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK.


The effect of dietary supplementation with a combination of n-3 (marine oil) and n-6 (evening primrose oil) essential fatty acids in the treatment of chronic stable plaque psoriasis was observed. Thirty-seven patients in a double-blind parallel trial were studied. There was no significant improvement in clinical severity of psoriasis or change in transepidermal water loss.

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