[Action of evening primrose oil on cardiovascular risk factors in insulin-dependent diabetics].


Uccella R, Contini A, Sartorio M




Clin Ter


In an open study, the authors compared two groups of insulin-dependent diabetics matched for age and metabolic control, one of which was given a linoleic-gamma-linolenic acid mixture (3 g daily), the other served as control. The effect, attributed to gamma-linolenic acid only, was evaluated as explained in the text and is shown in the table. At the end of two months no change was found in the control group while favorable changes of HDL-cholesterol and platelet adhesiveness were observed in the experimental group.