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Title Diabetes and n-6 Esential Fatty Acids EFAs
Description Diabetes and n-6 Essential Fatty Acids EFAs. The Possible Benefits Of Supplementation in Neuropathy
Creation Date 01 December 1999
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Polyneuropathy is a common complication of diabetes secondary to direct or indirect (via microcirculation) damage to the nerves. Although the exact mechanism remains unclear, microangiopathy and endoneurial hypoxia are important factors in the pathogenesis. Abnormalities in n-6 essential fatty acid (EFA) metabolism make an important contribution to neuropathy and will be further discussed below.
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