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Diet and RA


Can fish oil help me to manage my RA?

Expert:   Kenya Beard , ACNP-BC, Hunter College »

Fish oil is beneficial for many people, but it's especially useful to people with RA. Find out why.

Transcript: FISH OILS rich in omega-3 fatty acids can regulate the inflammatory processes in the body, leading to reduced joint pain and morning stiffness. While some studies have shown that fish oil supplements may EASE joint tenderness and REDUCE the need for higher dosages of drugs, you should NOT exceed recommended amounts of any supplement. Taking mega-doses of fish oils may INTERFERE with blood clotting and INCREASE the risk for stroke, especially when taken along with aspirin or other NSAIDs. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking omega-3 supplements. More »

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