Omega-6 (1998) - diabetic retinopathy


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Researchers have found that omega-6 fatty acids are helpful in managing diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. Evening primrose, borage and black currant oil are good sources of Omega-6 essential fatty acids including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Supplementation with GLA may offer a method to bypass the disturbance in omega-6 essential fatty acid metabolism associated with diabetes and diabetic retinopathy.

Researchers: A.M. Petrosian, J.E. Haroutounian

Published: Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology, 1998