Does Omega-3 Fish Oil Treat IgAN?
This debate has been going on for many years, whether omega-3 fish oil reduces inflammation in he glomerulus, thus treating IgAN. Many experiments and trials have been conducted, but the results and conclusions contradict.
The Mayo Clinic conducted a trial giving patients who were diagnosed with IgAN either the fish oil supplement or the placebo for two years. The results were that only 6% of the people taking the fish oil supplement had serum creatinine levels more than 50%.
Omega-3 Fish oil can be used to slow down the progression of a kidney disease, mostly IgA nephropathy, however, some patients do not respond to it as others. People with kidney transplant whose core disease was IgAN are also put on fish oil suppliment.