Now some claims that big doses of fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid, our favorite fat) help osteoarthritis are, well, fishy. (The ones about its heart and brain benefits are not!) No studies have been done to definitively show that fish oil helps arthritis symptoms. There is one clear way fish oil or DHA can help arthritis, though (at least indirectly). Eating a Mediterranean diet is a healthy way to maintain or reach an ideal weight. That’s a big help for preventing arthritis and ensuring it doesn’t get worse. The diet includes a lot of omega-3s nuts. Your joints, heart, and brain will all thank you.
- Q Does fish oil interact with other medications?
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- Q What should I know about fish oil before taking it?