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Generic: Borago officinalis
treats Periodontitis / gingivitis, Supplementation in preterm and very low birthweight infants, Hyperlipidemia, Alcohol-induced hangover, Asthma, Stress, Rheumatoid arthritis, Malnutrition, Seborrheic dermatitis, Infant development / neonatal care, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Atopic dermatitis, and Cystic fibrosis
               



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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); J. Kathryn Bryan, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).

Bibliography

DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

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Fewtrell MS, Abbott RA, Kennedy K, et al. Randomized, double- blind trial of long- chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation with fish oil and borage oil in preterm infants. J Pediatr 2004;144(4):471- 479.

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Pittler MH, Verster JC, Ernst E. Interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangover: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ 12- 24- 2005;331(7531):1515- 1518.

Rosenstein ED, Kushner LJ, Kramer N, et al. Pilot study of dietary fatty acid supplementation in the treatment of adult periodontitis. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2003;68(3):213- 218.

Takwale A, Tan E, Agarwal S, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of borage oil in adults and children with atopic eczema: randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group trial. BMJ 12- 13- 2003;327(7428):1385.

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Westman EC, Yancy WS Jr., Olsen MK, et al. Effect of a low- carbohydrate, ketogenic diet program compared to a low- fat diet on fasting lipoprotein subclasses. Int J Cardiol 6- 16- 2006;110(2):212- 216.

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Ziboh VA, Naguwa S, Vang K, et al. Suppression of leukotriene B4 generation by ex- vivo neutrophils isolated from asthma patients on dietary supplementation with gammalinolenic acid- containing borage oil: possible implication in asthma. Clin Dev Immunol 2004;11(1):13- 21.

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