Reply to UN Das

Daak, Ahmed A., Ghebremeskel, Kebreab, Hassan, Zahir, Attallah, Bakhita, Azan, Haj H., Elbashir, Mustafa I. and Crawford, Michael A. (2013) Reply to UN Das. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 97 (6). pp. 1416-1417. ISSN 0002-9165

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We thank Das for his interest in our article (1) and for proposing a possible mechanism for the efficacy of omega-3 (n–3) fatty acid in ameliorating vaso-occlusive crisis and hemolytic events in homozygous sickle cell patients.

The purpose of our randomized placebo-controlled trial was to investigate efficacy and safety and not to elucidate mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids. Nevertheless, the points raised by Das are worth discussing because of their relevance for future mechanistic studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sickle cell disease; homozygous sickle cell patients; omega-3 (n–3) fatty acids
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Human Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2023 15:56
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2023 15:56


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