Fish oil supplementation in rheumatoid arthritis

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The beneficial properties of fish oil are well known and are related to its fatty acid composition rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In the last years a variety of epidemiological and clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of fish oil supplementation in the rheumatic diseases, in particular in rheumatoid arthritis. The anti-inflammatory effects of fish oil are linked to the production of alternative eicosanoids, to the reduction of proinflammatory cytokines, to the inhibition of the activation of T lymphocytes and of catabolic enzymes. Fish oil supplementation could represent a valuable support to the traditional pharmacological treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Sales, C., Oliviero, F., & Spinella, P. (1). Fish oil supplementation in rheumatoid arthritis. Reumatismo, 60(3), 174-179. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2008.174

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