Foods, fats affect severity of rheumatoid arthritis, RD says

04/16/2012 | Today's Dietitian

Certain foods and fats can affect the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, including omega-6 fatty acids that can lead to more joint inflammation, writes registered dietitian Carol Meerschaert. She notes that studies show eating foods with omega-3 fats may help reduce cartilage destruction that comes with arthritis, while compounds in some fruits and spices and in olive oil can help relieve RA inflammation.

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