Cm in brief new research from the past fortnight

A fortnightly round-up of promising complementary medicine research for health professionals. Omega-3 supplements and oxidation A randomized controlled trial looking at the effect of omega‐3 dietary supplements with different oxidation levels in the lipidic profile of women found that the level of oxidation of the supplements is a key factor in controlling circulating lipid profile, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Lipid-lowering therapy with statins Low serum EPA level, but not serum DHA, is associated with the presence and extent of noncalcified plaques and high‐risk plaques detected by coronary computed tomography angiography in patients undergoing lipid‐lowering therapy with statins, reports Circulation Journal. Grape seed extract reduces leg swelling The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture reports that proanthocyanidin‐rich grape seed extract reduces leg swelling, a modern‐day affliction of sedentary work, in healthy women during prolonged sitting.

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