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Eating fish regularly is linked to reduced rheumatoid arthritis, study finds

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 27 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j3084
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Eating fish at least twice a week was associated with reduced disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a study that found higher levels of joint swelling and tenderness in patients who ate fish less than once a month.1

Previous research has suggested that fish oil supplements containing high doses of omega 3 fatty acids can improve symptoms in patients with RA, but the effect of eating fish was not clear.

Researchers carried out a cross sectional analysis …

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