If you have Samter’s Triad or Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) and are interested in a new approach to treating your symptoms without medication, you may be eligible for a research study for AERD at Brigham and Women’s Hospital testing a treatment diet low in omega-6 fatty acids and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids are required in the diet to produce some of the chemicals that cause symptoms of AERD, so we believe that decreasing their intake may help treat some of these symptoms.

To qualify for the study, you have to be 18-70 years old, have symptoms consistent with Samter’s Triad/AERD, and cannot be taking aspirin. The study involves 3 visits over a 4 week period and involves following a strict low omega-6/high omega-3 treatment diet for 2 weeks, blood sampling, and urine tests. You will be seen by a medical doctor and will receive nutritional counseling regarding the treatment diet at no cost.

The purpose of this study is to find out if following a treatment diet low in omega-6 fatty acids and high in omega-3 fatty acids will help treat the symptoms of AERD. Compensation is up to $150. For more information, please contact TJ Schneider at trschneider@partners.org or Dr. Tanya Laidlaw at tlaidlaw@partners.org