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August 14, 2011 / zzirf

Fibromyalgia Research Worth Taking Note of

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Metabolic Abnormalities in Pain-Processing Regions of Patients with Fibromyalgia: A 3T MR Spectroscopy Study.

CONCLUSIONS: The presence of elevated Glu/Cr levels in VLPFC strengthens the opinion that a complex neurophysiologic imbalance of different brain areas involved in pain processing underlies FM.

Altern Ther Health Med. 2011 Mar-Apr;17(2):36-44.
PMID: 21717823 [PubMed – in process] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21717823 [1]

A program consisting of a phytonutrient-rich medical food and an elimination diet ameliorated fibromyalgia symptoms and promoted toxic-element detoxification in a pilot trial. Higher metallothionein mRNA expression was observed during Program B. An increase in creatinine-adjusted mercury excretion and suggestive increase in creatinine-adjusted arsenic excretion were noted when Program B was compared to baseline. Urinary mercury/arsenic concentrations were inversely associated with FIQand FibroQuest scores.

CONCLUSIONS: Program B was shown to be a safe and efficacious botanically derived medical food treatment program for the amelioration of FM symptoms.

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