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Sickle Cell Anemai - dha, epa - 48751

EPA 15 mg/kg body wt /d and DHA 10 mg /kg body wt/d taken in 2 divided doses mixed in food if children, and in capsules if adults twice daily, reduced bilirubin level in the eye following daily intake of the omega-3 fatty acids and was associated with a reduction in the number of sickle cell crisis with no side effects.
[APMIS, 2011 July;119(7):442-8. 48751 (9/2011)] Summary Interview PubMed

Sickle Cell Anemia - Glutamine

Glutamine 600 mg/kg/d in 2 doses, at breakfast and in the afternoon/supper. Patients mixed the glutamine in a beverage (e.g. orange juice, milk) or a semi-liquid food (e.g. pudding, oatmeal). [J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 2004;26(10):619-625. 42297 (12/2004)] Summary Interview
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