Fish and arthritis?

@Bee1955 (3886)
United States
January 27, 2007 5:14am CST
I love fish. I came upon this on an arthritis website and wanted to share it with gellow sufferers and for those trying to avoid getting arthritis. What do you think? Is this just another fish story (sorry!)? A 31/2-ounce serving of the following fish provides at least 700 milligrams (0.7 gram) of omega-3 fatty acids important to relieve arthritis : Anchovies* Bass, striped Bluefish Herring* Mackerel* Sablefish* Salmon Sardines* Shark Trout, brook Trout, lake* Tuna, white *These contain double the omega-3s, or at least 1.4 grams. In general, the darker the flesh, the fattier the fish and the more omega-3s it contains.
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@hoffin (30)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
I have been a sufferer of arthritis for many years and I have often been told that a diet rich in fish or seafood would help....however, as I cannot afford to have a diet of seafood (which I love), I have not put it to the test. I have however tried Glucossamine capsules which are supposed to help, but I didn't get any great result,....maybe they work for some and not for others.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I tried those capsules,too, but they didnt help me either. I think it depends on how advanced your arthritis is for them to help.
• Malaysia
31 Jan 07
Usefull information, thank you friends
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@mdilan (803)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Assalamu Alaikum! Well, sounds very good! The onl thing though that concerns me about fish is the Mercury in it. That's how people end up in the hospital poisoned. I love fish though but I try not to eat it a lot.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
27 Jan 07
In the USA you dont have to worry since most fish sold is mercury free. However, in other countries I do not know about the levels.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
27 Jan 07
The U.S. FDA does recommend limiting consumption of different types of fish for certain groups, such as pregnant women. Some of these guidelines may apply to the general population as well.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
i stoped eating fish a white again i havent had fish in a long time i have had shrimp but not fish cuz im not crazyin it
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I don't know about the fish/arthritis connection, but there have been many studies showing that momacids are very good for cardiovascular health--making the arteries healthier, reducing blood pressure, etc. Lots of people take glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health; don't know if one of those components has omega 3s in it, but it is made from shark cartilage or something. Some studies have shown these compounds to be good for joint health; others haven't. You can also get healthy oils from canola and flaxseed oil, and from other foods such as almonds.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Didn't know that fish helped fight arthritis but it does make sense. I've heard that fish is good 'brain food' so maybe fish is good for the body as a whole. It's a good thing that I love fish, I could eat it almost everyday. Thanks for the information.