Purified fish oils could help treat rare disease affecting new-born babies
Congenital hyperinsulinism is a rare and potentially lethal disease which affects roughly 1 in 50,000 new-born babies in the UK. A danger to babies whose bodies make too much insulin, it can starve their brain of blood sugar, leading to possible brain damage or long-term disability.
Alongside consultants from The Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism Service (NorCHI), Faculty researcher Dr Karen Cosgrove has discovered that fish oils could be used to prevent the worst effects of the disease.
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