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How do omega-3 fatty acids help reduce fibromyalgia pain?

In a very small preliminary study involving people with nerve impingement syndromes, burn injuries, and fibromyalgia, omega-3 fatty acids from fish appeared to significantly reduce pain. More research is needed to confirm the pain-relieving benefit of omega-3, but ask your doctor whether a fish oil supplement is worth trying for your fibro pain -- and at what dose. You can also add more cold-water fish to your diet, like salmon and tuna.

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