Omega-3 fatty acids may protect women against rheumatoid arthritis

08/15/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Women who regularly ate foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids were 35% less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis compared with women who consumed less of the fatty acids, according to a Swedish study in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. The study was based on data for 32,232 women, including 205 who were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis during the follow-up period.

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