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How do omega-3 fats help reduce pain?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
Omega-3 fatty acids increase production of inhibitory prostaglandins which help reduce inflammatory markers in the body. In animal studies, rats with arthritis that were fed diets rich in the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), fared better with pain control than did control animals. Other studies show that when people affected by inflammatory arthritis are given omega-3 fatty acids, the pain and stiffness are reduced.
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