Omega 3’s are well known for their health effects. Reduced inflammation is one of the effects when they are consumed in large enough quantities. Omega 3’s come from fish.
Recently, the NY Times suggested that the current data may indicate that eating fish itself can help reduce inflammation, and help people with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
A study, published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research showed that the more fish the people in their study ate, the less pain and inflammation they experienced. Omega 3’s are the most likely reason but there may also be other substances that are present in the fish as well.
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Fish as Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis
By NICHOLAS BAKALARJUNE 21, 2017
Eating fish may help reduce the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has found.
Researchers studied 176 people in a larger health study who had had physical exams and blood tests and filled out food frequency questionnaires that indicated their consumption of various types of non-fried fish.
The study, in Arthritis Care & Research, categorized the participants into groups by fish consumption: less than one serving a month, one a month, one to two a week, and more than two a week. To rate the severity of symptoms they used a “disease activity score” that assigns a number based on the degree of swelling and pain.
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