Flaxseed: a potential treatment for lupus nephritis.

  title={Flaxseed: a potential treatment for lupus nephritis.},
  author={W. Clark and Anwar Parbtani and Murray W. Huff and Evelyn D Spanner and H de Salis and Ian H. Chin-Yee and Diana J Philbrick and Bruce John Holub},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={48 2},
Flaxseed is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (alpha-LA) which has anti-atherogenic properties, and lignans which are platelet activating factor (PAF)-receptor antagonists. These constituents of flaxseed, and its beneficial effects in the MRL/lpr lupus mouse prompted us to perform this dosing study in lupus nephritis patients. Nine patients were enrolled, eight of whom completed the study. After the baseline studies, patients were given 15, 30, and 45 g of flaxseed/day sequentially at four week… CONTINUE READING
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