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Title: Effect of Clupeonella grimmi [anchovy/kilka] fish oil on dysmenorrhoea
Authors: Moghadamnia, A.A.
Mirhosseini, N.
Haji Abadi, M.
Omranirad, A.
Omidvar, S.H.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: To examine whether dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids from Clupeonella grimmi can relieve symptoms of dysmenorrhoea, we carried out a cross-over clinical trial on 36 girls aged 18-22 years. They were randomly allocated into 2 groups of 18. Group A received 15 mL fish oil daily [550 mg eicosapentaenoic acid; 205 mg decosahexaenoic acid] while Group B received placebo. After 3 months, the treatment regimens were swapped. The treatment groups reported a significant difference after 3 months of supplementation with fish oil [visual analogue scale score 20.9 compared with 61.8 for the placebo [P = 0.001]. There was also a marked reduction in low back pain and abdominal pain [P < 0.05], and participants needed significantly fewer rescue doses of ibuprofen while using fish oil
Description: 408-413
Keywords: Dysmenorrhea
Fish Oils
Ibuprofen
Subject: Dysmenorrhea
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117886
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/04/16_4_2010_0408_0413.pdf
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