has anyone tried fenofibrate?

dylemmaz

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hi everyone. cfs specialist prescribed me this and i’ll be starting today.

she said fenofibrate is helping the long haulers. i believe its primary purpose is to lower triglycerides.

does anyone know the reasons as to why it may be helpful in cfs? any guesses? have you tried it?
 

nerd

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Some long-hauler physicians prescribe statins for macrophage repolarization. But fenofibrate?
Maybe this:

Preferential PPAR-alpha activation reduces neuroinflammation, and blocks neurodegeneration in vivo

Neuroinflammation, immune reactivity, and mitochondrial abnormalities are considered as causes and/or contributors to neuronal degeneration. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) regulate both inflammatory and multiple other pathways that are implicated in neurodegeneration. In the present study, we investigated the efficacy of fenofibrate (Tricor), a pan-PPAR agonist which activates PPAR-alpha as well as other PPARs. We administered fenofibrate to SOD1(G93A) mice daily prior to any detectable phenotypes and then animal behavior, pathology, and longevity were assessed. Treated animals showed significant slowing of the progression of disease with weight loss attenuation, enhanced motor performance, delayed onset and survival extension. Histopathological analysis of the spinal cords showed that neuronal loss was significantly attenuated in fenofibrate treated mice. Mitochondria were preserved as indicated by cytochrome C immunostaining in the spinal cord, which may be partly due to increased expression of the PPAR-gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1alpha). Total mRNA analysis revealed that neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory genes were elevated, while neuroinflammatory genes were down-regulated. This study demonstrates that activation of PPAR-alpha action via fenofibrate leads to neuroprotection by both reducing neuroinflammation and protecting mitochondria, which leads to a significant increase in survival in SOD1(G93A) mice. Therefore, the development of therapeutic strategies to activate PPAR-alpha as well as other PPARs may lead to new therapeutic agents to slow or halt the progression of ALS.
doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddv477
 

dylemmaz

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Some long-hauler physicians prescribe statins for macrophage repolarization. But fenofibrate?
Maybe this:
great investigative work @nerd

she talked about it as an alternative to ivermectin (which she wanted to prescribe because of neuroinflammation). so that lines up quite well.