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Immunosuppressive effects of fish oil and flaxseed oil

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Alert_11_iconThe omega-6 fatty acids are the predominant polyunsaturated fats. The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are metabolically distinct and have opposing physiologic functions. Animal and human studies support the hypothesis that omega-3 PUFA suppress cell mediated immune responses. The increased omega-6/omega-3 ratio in Western diets most likely contributes to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and inflammatory disorders.


 

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Virella G, Fourspring K, Hyman B, Haskill-Stroud R, Long L, Virella I, La Via M, Gross AJ, Lopes-Virella M. (1991). Immunosuppressive effects of fish oil in normal human volunteers: correlation with the in vitro effects of eicosapentanoic acid on human lymphocytes. Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology. 1991 Nov;61(2 Pt 1):161-76.

Park HJ, Park JS, Hayek MG, Reinhart GA, Chew BP. (2011). Dietary fish oil and flaxseed oil suppress inflammation and immunity in cats. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 2011 Jun 15;141(3-4):301-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2011.02.024. Epub 2011 Mar 6.

Simopoulos AP. (2002). Omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2002 Dec;21(6):495-505.

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Jul
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A Review of Health Outcomes in Patients with Psoriasis

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Alert10_iconPearce and colleagues110 examined the cost-effectiveness of psoriasis treatments over a 12-week period comparing methotrexate, acitretin, cyclosporine, narrow band UV-B, PUVA, etanercept, and efalizumab. The total cost per completed treatment regimen was calculated based on drug acquisition costs, dosing and cost of physician visits, laboratory testing, phototherapy treatment charges, liver biopsy, and infusions charges.

 

 

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Li Kai & Armstrong April W. (2012). A Review of Health Outcomes in Patients with Psoriasis. Dermatologic Clinics. Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 61-72, January 2012 Continue reading
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May
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National Skin Centre: An Article about Psoriasis

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I happen to come across an article on Psoriasis on National Skin Centre website. I find it short and concise,making it easy to understand.It is coupled with some illustrative photos.

 

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May
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Psoriasis Resource Library

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These days, there's so much information available in so many different formats, it can be a little overwhelming. So, to make things easier, here's a list of some government health sites, directories of dermatologists, and medical journals, as well as other people's psoriasis stories that you may find helpful.

 

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May
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Psoriasis - Which treatment is right for you?

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You will need to work out your treatment plan with your doctor. Understand what treatment options are available, how long you will need to wait to see results, and when to move on to another option if the desired outcome is not achieved. Over time, as your general health and the severity of your psoriasis changes, you may need to review your options.

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Psoriasis Association of Singapore - Newsletter

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The Psoriasis Newsletter is published every 4 months and is distributed to all registered PAS members.

 

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BlackDoctor.ORG : Psoriasis

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I happen to come across this website which have a lot of articles relating Psoriasis problems affecting African Americans (Blacks).

 

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Eczema / Psoriasis Website Links

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A selection of useful eczema / psoriasis website links and resources.

 

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Health Magazine:Psoriasis

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Keep abreast of more news about Psoriasis at Health Magazine. Over there,it contains a lot of information that would be informative and beneficial to psoriasis sufferers.

 

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May
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Psoriasis research, treatment is Dallas doctor’s life’s work

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Dr. Alan Menter has found his passion in a disease that is red and itchy, a disease that gets sufferers kicked out of public swimming pools, a disease that controls wardrobe and intimacy and can lead to a host of other health problems.

 

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