News ID: 112826
Published: 0351 GMT March 01, 2015

Omega-3 not preventing osteoporosis in SCI patients

Omega-3 not preventing osteoporosis in SCI patients

Iranian researchers have found that omega-3 has failed to prevent osteoporosis in people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), but acts effectively in boosting physical responses.

Hadith Sabour, the lead author of the study, said the study investigated effects of fish oil and omega-3 in treating osteoporosis in people suffering from SCI, ISNA wrote.

A total of 82 people suffering from the disease were investigated for 14 months, and received one gram omega-3 daily. The results showed that the drug failed to help the patients. “However, it proved effective in recovering physical response and depression in the patients."

Osteoporosis is frequently seen in people suffering from SCI, she said, adding that because this group of people does not have considerable physical activities, it is not useful in diets.

   
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