Eating at least one portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel, a week can halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, experts believe.
The findings come from a study of more than 32,000 Swedish women and they offer another reason to follow the established dietary advice of regularly consuming fish for good health.
A fishy diet is beneficial because it is rich in omega-3, say researchers.
Omega-3 is said to protect both the heart and the brain.
It appears to be a good anti-inflammatory agent, which would explain how it might combat arthritis, say researchers in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
- Includes herring, mackerel, pilchard, salmon, sardine, trout and fresh tuna
- Rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D
- Some white fish and shellfish also contain omega-3 but not as much as oily fish
- A healthy diet should include at least…
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