"Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain" - Gia Miller
Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating swelling and pain. It can also affect body systems, such as the cardiovascular or respiratory systems. The new study, which was heavily female, draws attention to the link between diet and arthritic disease. "While this is not something that is new, per se, and it was a small trial, it does raise an interesting concept of what you eat is as important as the medications you take," said Houman Danesh, the director of integrative pain management at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “A patients diet is something that should be addressed before medication is given,” added Dr. Danesh.
- Houman Danesh, MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Rehabilitative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Director, Division of Integrative Pain Management, The Mount Sinai Hospital