, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 303–310 | Cite as

Concerning the anti-arthritic action of cetyl myristoleate in rats: An interim report

  • M. W. Whitehouse
  • R. P. McGeary


The proposed arthro-preventive action of cetyl myristoleate, an OTC product sold as a nutritional supplement, could not be confirmed, using an almost identical bioassay (adjuvant-induced polyarthritis in rats) as that described in the original report (Diehl and May, 1994) with the same, and 3 other, dosing schedules.

Key words

Arthritis prevention Cetyl myristoleate Cyclosporin Lyprinol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Whitehouse
    • 1
  • R. P. McGeary
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Drug Design & DevelopmentUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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