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The use of fish oil in the community: Results of a population-based study.
Rheumatology (Oxford) (2009)
  • Catherine Hill
  • T Gill
  • S Appleton
  • L Cleland
  • A Taylor
  • R Adams
Abstract
Sir, Fish oil has been demonstrated to have symptomatic benefits [1] and improve disease activity in RA [2]. In addition, fish oil has been shown to have NSAID-sparing effect in patients with RA [3–6]. Recently, the use of fish oil in patients with early RA has been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in these patients already at increased risk of cardiovascular disease [6]. In addition, reduction in NSAID use is likely to reduce cardiovascular and gastrointestinal harm in these patients. A previous study of complementary medicine use in outpatients with OA showed 5% were taking fish oil supplements [7]. Fish oil is widely marketed to the general public for joint and general health benefits. We undertook this population-based study to determine the use of fish oil and its effects in the community.
Keywords
  • Fish oil,
  • rheumatology,
  • population based study
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Catherine Hill, T Gill, S Appleton, L Cleland, et al.. "The use of fish oil in the community: Results of a population-based study." Rheumatology (Oxford) Vol. 48 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catherine_hill1/4/