Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids For Treatment Of Refractory Epilepsy

Edward B. Bromfield, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

The objective of Dr. Bromfield’s study is to determine whether polyunsaturated fatty acids can be used safely and effectively to treat epilepsy. Fatty acids have been shown to protect against seizures in animal models, and there is some evidence of the same effect in humans. This is the first controlled, double-blind trial in humans, and will provide the foundation for a larger multicenter trial if efficacy, safety and tolerability are confirmed.


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