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« on: December 13, 2018, 01:37:44 PM »

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 Dec 7. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001380. [Epub ahead of print]
Cardioprotective Effects of Spirulina Therapy in Children With Beta-Thalassemia Major.
El-Shanshory M1, Tolba O, El-Shafiey R, Mawlana W, Ibrahim M, El-Gamasy M.
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INTRODUCTION:
Cardiac failure in children with Thalassemia major (TM) is the major cause of death due to iron overload. Spirulina is a micro alga with proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and may have a cardioprotective effect.

AIM OF THE WORK:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible beneficial effect of spirulina supplement in TM children.

SUBJECT AND METHODS:
It is an interventional study carried out in 60 children with TM and 30 healthy children matched for age and sex as control. Both groups received spirulina supplement at a dose of 250 mg/kg/d for 3 months. 2D Echo, Tissue Doppler, and speckle tracking imaging (STI) were done for all the studied cohort before and after the 3-month duration of spirulina supplement.

RESULTS:
There was significant improvement in hemoglobin level at the end of 3-month period (8.27±1.3 vs. 9.023±1.7; P <0.033) with decrease the frequency of blood transfusion in TM patients (66.6% vs. 40% required transfusion at interval less than 2 wk). Left ventricle global longitudinal strain (LVGLS) significantly improved after 3-month period (-21.7±4.64 vs. -24.67±4.478; P <0.002).

CONCLUSIONS:
Spirulina supplement has possible beneficial effect in minimizing the frequency of blood transfusion as well as cardioprotective effect against cardiac damage in TM patients.

PMID: 30531602 DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001380

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30531602
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 02:00:18 PM »

Very helpful information. I was just asked about spirulina last week.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 05:26:18 AM »

This is very interesting. But the dose is above average RDA.
In my case it would require 16,5 gr. I don't know...
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