Whole fish may bring benefits for RA
Eating fish is linked with lower disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis, say researchers from Harvard.
People with rheumatoid arthritis who ate two or more servings of fish a week scored 0.49 points lower on the disease activity score in 28 joints with CRP (DAS28-CRP) measure of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity than those who ate fish less than once a month.
This was a clinically meaningful reduction in disease severity, the researchers noted, being about a third the reduction seen for treatment with methotrexate.
Taking fish oil supplements was also associated with a reduction of disease activity