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Abstract Title:

Randomized controlled trial of gamma-linolenic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in peripheral arterial disease.

Abstract Source:

Clin Nutr. 1998 Dec;17(6):265-71. PMID: 10205349

Abstract Author(s):

G C Leng, A J Lee, F G Fowkes, R G Jepson, G D Lowe, E R Skinner, B F Mowat


BACKGROUND AND AIMS: epidemiological studies suggest polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against the development of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to perform a randomized controlled trial of gamma-linolenic and eicosapentaenoic acids in patients with lower limb atherosclerosis. Main outcome measures were: cholesterol and lipoprotein concentrations; haemostatic and rheological variables; the ankle brachial pressure index; walking distance; and cardiovascular events and death. METHODS: 120 men and women with stable intermittent claudication were randomized to 2 years treatment with either a combination of gamma-linolenic and eicosapentaenoic acids, or placebo. RESULTS: 39 (65.0 cent) of those taking fatty acids and 36 (60.0 cent) of those taking placebo completed the trial. Lipid concentrations did not differ significantly during the trial. In those taking fatty acids, haematocrit was significantly higher than in the placebo group after 6 months (46.1 cent compared with 44.6 cent, P0.05). CONCLUSIONS: a combination of polyunsaturated fatty acids produced a statistically significant reduction in systolic blood pressure, but no other significant benefits on risk factors. The trend towards fewer coronary events in those taking fatty acids warrants further investigation.

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Artery Blocked!!

Why has no one managed to find a non-invasive way to fix blocked arteries? This topic boggles my mind, personally. What is the point of having research, surgeons etc that do very little?

I would find a way to melt the plague, using a laser personally and I am just a housewife. You can clamp each end, melt the plaque, then drain it.............easy peasey, no graft required, or tissue growth, that can cause future blockages and more operation.

Valerie in OZ

D Limonene and parent essential oils

D Limonene or orange oil is a solvent that allegedly dissolves cholesterol. See article at wellness resources site. Studies have used up to six grams daily. I have taken food grade 1 g for a year.

also look into Brian Peskins Parent essential oil theory. Under that hypothesis I ingest a hand ful of raw sunflower seeds and some barlens pure organic flax oils blended into cottage cheese nonfat. You must eliminate all other impure oils and in your state you might want to increase the dose of the pure oils.

PAD............blocked artery.

I have been told I have something called artery disease in my leg. They say it is 80% blocked and that I could one day soon need an operation, or have my leg amputated, also.. After hearing what they will do, I have chosen not to do it, plus I am now trying to see if there's something I can do that could help my situation. I am allergic to the dye used during tests, plus I can't have angioplasty or a stent due to how blocked it is.

I am struggling to comprehend why no one has advanced in this area, or why a laser can't melt what's in the artery, after clamping each end, rather than using a graft, which tends to cause a blockage all over again.

I am open to suggestions and cures,, please.

Regards, Valerie in OZ.

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