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  1. Will Zinc Supplements One Day Help Prevent Peritoneal Sclerosis?

    Ironically, PD saves lives, but high-glucose PD fluid damages the peritoneum, leading to fibrosis that can make PD impossible. By activating a complex metabolic pathway, a study in rats found that supplementing with zinc helped prevent fibrosis.

    Read the abstract » | (added 06/13/2019)

    Tags: High Glucose Pd Fluid, Peritoneum, Fibrosis, Zinc

  2. Olive Oil Polyphenols and Peritoneal Fibrosis

    It’s not just for cooking any more. Researchers have studied the ability of components of extra virgin olive oil to prevent or treat fibrosis and thickening of the peritoneal membrane, both in vivo and in vitro. The polyphenols were not able to reverse fibrosis, but did help to prevent it, and the authors suggest further research.

    Read the abstract » | (added 12/14/2017)

    Tags: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fibrosis, Peritoneal Membrane, Polyphenols