Iranian researchers conducted this study to determine the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E on oxidative stress, inflammation, and pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes. 60 patients who did not take oral anti-diabetic medication were randomly allocated to take either 1000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids plus 400 IU (268 mg) of vitamin E (30 patients) or a placebo (30 patients). Fasting blood samples were obtained at the beginning of the study and after the intervention period. Intake of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E resulted in several significantly improved parameters, for instance, a reduced level of oxidative stress. More details can be found in the study.


Jamilian et al.


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