Krill Oil: New Hope for UC

Norway—Those living with ulcerative colitis (i.e., inflammation and sores in the gastrointestinal tract) often have no other choice but to take “hard-core” medications to control their condition like steroids, immunosuppressants and even chemotherapeutics. Many would love a more natural way to control the inflammation. A small animal study conducted by researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, may offer a new prospect for this purpose.

In a trial involving mice, subjects with colitis that also received krill oil seemed to have some protection against the disease. Specifically, they showed had reduced oxidative stress markers and more healthy colons. These data are published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, February 2012 (online 12/21/11)