New! Sign up for our free email newsletter.
Science News
from research organizations

Eating fish may reduce arthritis symptoms

Date:
June 21, 2017
Source:
Wiley
Summary:
In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish twice weekly had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month.
Share:
FULL STORY

In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish ?2 times/week had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month. There was also a graded association, so that increasing servings of fish were linked with incrementally lower levels of disease activity.

In the study of 176 patients, frequency of fish consumption was assessed by a food frequency questionnaire assessing usual diet in the past year.

"If our finding holds up in other studies, it suggests that fish consumption may lower inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis disease activity," said Dr. Sara Tedeschi, lead author of the Arthritis Care & Research study. "Fish consumption has been noted to have many beneficial health effects, and our findings may give patients with rheumatoid arthritis a strong reason to increase fish consumption."


Story Source:

Materials provided by Wiley. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Sara K. Tedeschi, Joan M. Bathon, Jon T. Giles, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Kazuki Yoshida, Daniel H. Solomon. The relationship between fish consumption and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research, 2017; DOI: 10.1002/acr.23295

Cite This Page:

Wiley. "Eating fish may reduce arthritis symptoms." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 June 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170621082809.htm>.
Wiley. (2017, June 21). Eating fish may reduce arthritis symptoms. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 18, 2024 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170621082809.htm
Wiley. "Eating fish may reduce arthritis symptoms." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170621082809.htm (accessed June 18, 2024).

Explore More

from ScienceDaily

RELATED STORIES