Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Foods4BetterHealth.com, a new food and nutrition web site that believes that eating right can prevent diseases, ward off illnesses, and help people feel healthier and younger than ever, is reporting on a new study, which found that eating oily fish such as salmon can halve one’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
As Foods4BetterHealth notes (http://www.foods4betterhealth.com/eating-this-just-once-a-week-slashes-your-arthritis-risk-in-half-4033), rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling in the joints and can lead to disability and other deformities. People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis also have a higher risk of contracting other illnesses, such as heart disease, infections, and some types of cancer. Although there’s no real cure for arthritis, a new study found that eating oily fish can halve one’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
As the Foods4BetterHealth article “Eating This Just Once a Week Slashes Your Arthritis Risk in Half!” reports, the study, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal, surveyed Swedish women for more than seven years, making note of their diets and any incidences of arthritis. The researchers found that one serving of oily fish or four servings of lean fish every week was tied to a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis; in fact, the risk was lowered by 52%. (Source: Giuseppe, D., et al., “Long-term intake of dietary long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective cohort study of women,” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, August 12, 2013.)
The Foods4BetterHealth report notes that the study also found a threshold effect, meaning more fish is not necessarily better. The study noted that consuming less than 0.35 grams per day decreased the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, but the benefits of eating more than 0.35 grams were diminished. Other organizations, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, have also found that eating two servings of fish per week can decrease the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as provide other health benefits. (Source: Weiss, J., “Oily Fish Can Cut Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk In Half; What Does Omega-3 Do For The Body?” Medical Daily web site, August 13, 2013; http://www.medicaldaily.com/oily-fish-can-cut-rheumatoid-arthritis-risk-half-what-does-omega-3-do-body-250791.)
The Foods4BetterHealth report concludes that diet and lifestyle factors can influence the development and risk of rheumatoid arthritis, and therefore, improving one’s diet—by eating more fish, for example—can reduce one’s risk of developing this disease.
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