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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Fish Oil Supplements Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

Has proven, taking fish oil supplements every day to reduce joint pain in osteoarthritis patients. Results were obtained through a two-year study that showed that the oil can reduce pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.

The study conducted by researchers from several universities and hospitals in Australia and Tasmania. They studied and monitored 200 patients with mean age 60 years.

The scientists found that participants who consumed low doses of fish oil per day experienced a reduction in knee pain decreased until doubled. Meanwhile, the higher dose also had significantly greater effect in mobility, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

In the report, the researchers say that high doses of fish oil is not superior to low dose.

As for osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of arthritis caused by damage or breakdown and end up losing cartilage (cartilage) of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein compound that acts as a 'cushion' between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is more common as we age or before the age of 45 years. This disease is more likely to be experienced by men. However, after 55 years, OA is more likely experienced by women

Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine (spine), and the joints that hold great weight, such as hips and knees.


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