Monday, 15 November 2010
Fish oil and spinal cord injury

We're always being told fish oil is good for us. Eat more oily fish. Well apparently there is accumulating evidence, according to S. J. Gladman, that fish oils, and in particular a class of fish oils known as Omega-3, has some remarkable therapeutic potential in a number of disorders of the nervous system, including trauma. Using a cell-based model to replicate the mechanical stretch axons experience around the injury site of a cord lesion, the group from London, who are developing this concept and hope to take it to clinical trial in the near future, have shown significant reduction in cell death after treatment with Omega-3.