Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of dysmenorrhea in adolescents.

@article{Harel1996SupplementationWO,
  title={Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of dysmenorrhea in adolescents.},
  author={Zeev Harel and Frank M. Biro and R K Kottenhahn and Susan L. Rosenthal},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={174 4},
  pages={1335-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to examine whether dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids can relieve symptoms of dysmenorrhea in adolescents. STUDY DESIGN Forty-two adolescents with dysmenorrhea were randomly allocated to two groups. In the first group 21 girls received fish oil (1080 mg icosapentaenoic acid, 720 mg docosahexaenoic acid, and 1.5 mg vitamin E) daily for 2 months followed by a placebo for an additional 2 months. In the second group 21 girls received placebo… CONTINUE READING
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