Oral sea buckthorn oil attenuates tear film osmolarity and symptoms in individuals with dry eye.

@article{Larmo2010OralSB,
  title={Oral sea buckthorn oil attenuates tear film osmolarity and symptoms in individuals with dry eye.},
  author={Petra S. Larmo and Riikka L J{\"a}rvinen and Niko L. Set{\"a}l{\"a} and Baoru Yang and Matti H Viitanen and Janne R Engblom and Raija L. Tahvonen and Heikki P Kallio},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 8},
  pages={
          1462-8
        }
}
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Dry eye is a common condition that can severely impair the quality of life. [...] Key Method In this double-blind, randomized, parallel trial, 20- to 75-y-old women and men experiencing dry eye symptoms consumed 2 g of SB or placebo oil daily for 3 mo from fall to winter. One hundred participants were recruited and 86 completed the study. Clinical dry eye tests and symptom follow-ups were performed. Tear film hyperosmolarity is a focal factor in dry eye. There was a general increase in the osmolarity from…Expand Abstract

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