New Insights on the Effects of Dietary Omega‐3 Fatty Acids on Impaired Skin Healing in DFU and VLU #DiabeticFoot #Wound Healing

A terrific review by Rome’s Serini and Calviello Long-chain Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3 PUFAs) are widely recognized as powerful negative regulators of acute inflammation. However, the precise role exerted by these dietary compounds during the healing process is still largely unknown, and there is increasing interest in understanding their specific effects on the implicated […]

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High Dose Vitamin D in Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers- Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Intriguing work from Halschou-Jensen and coworkers. Improved Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers After High-dose Vitamin D: A Randomized Double-blinded Clinical Trial Abstract Background. Chronic foot ulcers are a major cause of morbidity in people with diabetes with a lifetime risk of 25%. Treatment is challenging and the recurrence rates of foot ulcers are >50% after […]

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Correlation between vitamin D levels and hard-to-heal wounds: a systematic review – causal or correlational?

Research suggests a correlation between low vitamin D levels and hard-to-heal wounds. However, it is not clear if the relationship is causal or only correlational. There is also emerging evidence on the use of vitamin D supplementation for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. More research is neede … — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34120468

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Does Normalizing Vitamin B12 Improve Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathy? Results of a One-Year Randomized Controlled Trial

Intriguing data from Thessaloniki, Tubingen and Sheffield seem to lend more credence to normalizing methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) in people with diabetic neuropathy. Aim: To investigate the effect of normalizing vitamin B12 (B12) levels with oral B12 (methylcobalamin) 1000 μg/day for one year in patients with diabetic neuropathy (DN). Patients and methods: In this prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, […]

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