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IJCM2016070510165294Fibromyalgia is a condition of complex aetiology and up to 2% of the population with a higher frequency in females are currently diagnosed.

The symptom profile includes chronic, widespread pain, abnormal processing of pain and increased sensitivity to external stimuli, along with fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms and changes in memory, mood and sleep.

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Recently, Patricia Kane of Neurolipid.org and BodyBio.com of New Jersey, USA, sent an email to the medical and scientific communities disparaging and mischaracterizing NTFactor®, a patented product from Nutritional Therapeutics of New York (NTI). This email stated that NTFactor® was used in a research study at East Carolina University in North Carolina authored by Dr Saame Shaikh et al. (Biochemistry 2014; 53(35):5589-5591). Statements made by Patricia Kane, PhD that NTFactor® was used in this in vitro research study are false.

The use of a standardised sea weed extract by the name of Eckclonia cava has attracted considerable interest in the management of a variety of human health problems, mainly based around its purported long half-life antioxidant capabilities. This paper published in Phytotherapy Research adds further clarification to its potential use in the management of individuals with weight and lipid related problems.[1]

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