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Fish oil fights Rheumatoid arthritis

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By David Liu

Taking fish oil dietary supplements may help relieve Rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new review published in the March 2012 issue of Galle Medical Journal.

According to the review led by De Silva PV of University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka, eleven out of 12 randomized controlled controlled trials indicated that fish oil was significantly more effective than placebo in the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.

Side effects if any were mild including stomach upset, diarrhoea and flatulence, the author reported.

In Sri Lanka, even physicians recommend use of fish oil to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Fish oil is known to fight inflammation, which causes some chronic diseases possibly including rheumatoid arthritis.

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