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Question: Among individuals who experience recurrent aphthous stomatitis, does treatment with ω-3 supplements decrease recurrence and increase quality of life compared to those who do not receive supplements?
Question type: Intervention
Study design: Randomized controlled
Investigators from the October 6 University in Cairo, Egypt conducted a randomized, double-blind study of adolescents and young adults to examine the effectiveness of ω-3 supplements on the recurrence and severity of aphthous stomatitis. Participants were recruited from the oral medicine and periodontal outpatient clinic at the university. To be eligible for the study, participants needed to be over 13 years of age, have a history of …