Do you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis? Adding more fish to your daily diet might help ease the pain. A new study found that eating more fish helps reduce inflammation associated with arthritic pain.
For the study, the researchers reviewed the data of 176 arthritic patients. Including raw, steamed, broiled, and baked fish into their diet twice or more times per week showed lowered levels of inflammation in the blood as well as reduced number of swollen and tender joints.
A new study revealed that arthritis patients who consume fish two times or more per week experience significantly lesser disease activity than those who did not eat fish.
The study, published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, suggests that eating fish could help reduce the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis activity.
“Fish consumption has been noted to have many beneficial health effects,” said Dr. Sara Tedeschi, associate physician in rheumatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and lead author of the study in a press release. “Our findings may give patients with rheumatoid arthritis a strong reason to increase fish consumption.”
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