The place of omega-3 and omega-6 acids in supplementary treatment of inflammatory joint diseases
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Early Arthritis Clinic, National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Poland
Submission date: 2020-01-29
Final revision date: 2020-02-10
Acceptance date: 2020-02-12
Online publication date: 2020-02-28
Publication date: 2020-02-28
Reumatologia 2020;58(1):34-41
Eating habits have been analysed for years as a factor influencing the development of autoimmune diseases and susceptibility to infections. On the basis of research, observational studies and meta-analyses, special attention was paid to omega-3 and omega-6 acids. The purpose of the review is to show the importance of omega-3 and omega-6 acids as important ingredients in the healthy diet and as factors protecting against the development of the most common inflammatory rheumatic diseases. The influence of these omega-3 and -6 acids on the course of rheumatic diseases and arguments for their use as complementary therapy are also presented.
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