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Dr. Richard Hoffmann, Ask the Pharmacist, 01/08/13

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Study looks at fish oil for multiple sclerosis

By Richard Hoffmann

Q: Is fish oil helpful in treating multiple sclerosis?

A: Probably not, according to a study recently reported in the online journal Archives of Neurology (2012).

In this Norwegian study, 92 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) were treated with fish oil supplements containing the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or a "dummy pill" (placebo).


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