Friday, April 3, 2009

Something about Omega-3 fish oil on rheumatoid arthritis

There are many clinical studies to support that Omega-3 have significantly relieved the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Here is some information published:
  • “Omega-3 fatty acids also are used to treat hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis. There are no significant drug interactions with omega-3 fatty acids.”…” Higher dosages of omega-3 fatty acids are required to reduce elevated triglyceride levels (2 to 4 g per day) and to reduce morning stiffness and the number of tender joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (at least 3 g per day).”---------- “Omega-3 fatty acids”, Covington MB. Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jul 1; 70(1):133-40.

  • “In the last years a variety of epidemiological and clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of fish oil supplementation in the rheumatic diseases, in particular in rheumatoid arthritis.”------ “Fish oil supplementation in rheumatoid arthritis”, Sales C, Oliviero F, Spinella P. Reumatismo. 2008 Jul-Sep; 60(3):174-9.

  • “A number of double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of gamma-linolenic acid and fish oil in rheumatoid arthritis have shown significant improvements in a variety of clinical outcomes. These fatty acids should be included as part of the normal therapeutic approach to rheumatoid arthritis.”----- "Polyunsaturated fatty acids and rheumatoid arthritis”, Calder PC, Zurier RB., Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2001 Mar; 4(2):115-21.

Note: This information is not intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any specific medical condition.

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