Fish Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk By 50%
Recent studies have shown that certain fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent osteoarthritis, the age-related form of arthritis that limits joint mobility and causes pain. But new research published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases details a large study that showed weekly meals of high-fat fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, or trout significantly reduced the risk of the autoimmune disease called rheumatoid arthritis (RA), where the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints.
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The Swedish study examined over 32,232 women born between 1914 and 1948 and found that consumption of fatty fish led to a significant decrease in the incidence of the autoimmune disease. The researchers found that eating as little as one portion of fish once a week for 10 years reduced the overall risk of the disease by 29 percent, compared to eating other less fatty fish.
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