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.
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- Q Why is fish oil good for my heart?
- Q Are there any risks in taking fish oil?
- Q Is fish oil considered a blood thinner?
- Q Why is quality important if I take a fish oil supplement?
- Q What is the role of fish oil in high cholesterol?