Purified fish oils helpful to treat rare disease in newborn babies
According to research conducted at The University of Manchester the disease and published in journal Frontiers in Endocrinology explains that purified fish oil could be used to treat the lethal disease in newborn babies whose bodies carry too much insulin. On rare of occasions infant’s brain is filled with blood sugar that can lead to serious effects including brain damage and long-term disability. Giving purified fish oils to those who used to treat heart attack patients, with blood sugar levels.
This is a much safer option than other complicated treatments where infants are given complex drugs.
The co-researcher, Dr Karen Cosgrove, from the University's Faculty of Life Sciences explains “Although we didn't see enormous changes in our patients during the research, the effects were small but positive. It is important for all babies with congenital hyperinsulinism because it is a condition which is so difficult to treat.”