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6 Food Choices that Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Omega-3 essential fatty acids have been getting a lot of attention in the last few years and that's because they do amazing things for your body. In terms of arthritis symptoms, omega-3s actually reduce the body's production of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) which are two inflammatory proteins.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

One gram of fish oil is not going to do much.  Harvard Medical School demonstrated in 1989 that it takes about 5 grams of EPA and DHA per day to reduce tumor-necrosis factor (TNF), which drives rheumatoid arthritis.  This is why the biggest-selling biological drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis are injectable monoclonals that reduce it to the same extent as oral high-dose fish oil.

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