Dr. Stephen Wright, a researcher in Belfast, Ireland has successfully treated Lupus, a disease of the immune system that can be fatal, with low doses of omega-3 fish oil. Dr. Wright’s particular emphasis is on the deleterious effect of Lupus on blood vessels, and he sought to study the effects of fish oil to mitigate these effects. The results were very promising.
Patients that took fish oil, even at low doses, “showed improvement in blood vessel function and a reduction in cell damaging molecules.” Patients also reported far fewer incidents of “fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth ulcers and headaches.”
For his research on fish oil and lupus, Dr. Wright received the Irish Society for Rheumatology‘s Young Investigator of the Year Award.