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Vitamin D and omega-3s lowered markers of inflammation

In this study, 60 women with PCOS, aged 18 to 40, took a placebo or 50,000 IU of vitamin D every two weeks plus 2,000 mg of omega-3s from fish oil daily.

After 12 weeks, compared to placebo, women taking vitamin D with omega-3 had much lower testosterone levels, and saw significant decreases in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and malondialdehyde—both markers for systemic inflammation.

Total antioxidant capacity also improved significantly for the vitamin D-omega-3 group vs. placebo. And, women taking D and omega-3 showed three times the improvement in depression scores compared to placebo.

 

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