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Arthritis and Diet

Does borage/ primrose oil help in Rheumatoid arthritis?
Borage/ primrose & blackcurrant seed oil contain large amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. This acid gets converted to ? linoleic acid (GLA) & further to dihomo ? linoleic acid (DGLA) in the body. GLA & DGLA have anti-inflammatory properties. A few studies have been conducted to assess the utility of these in Rheumatoid arthritis. The studies have shown a mixed response. Presently there is no definite evidence to prove their efficacy in reducing inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis.

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Created on: April 2007
Last updated on: Feb 2015
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