n-3 fatty acid supplements in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Kremer2000n3FA,
  title={n-3 fatty acid supplements in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Joel M. Kremer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 1 Suppl},
  pages={349S-51S}
}
Ingestion of dietary supplements of n-3 fatty acids has been consistently shown to reduce both the number of tender joints on physical examination and the amount of morning stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In these cases, supplements were consumed daily in addition to background medications and the clinical benefits of the n-3 fatty acids were not apparent until they were consumed for > or =12 wk. It appears that a minimum daily dose of 3 g eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic… CONTINUE READING
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