The pro-inflammatory hormone PG-2 is made from arachidonic acid (AA). The more animal fats (omega-6 fatty acid) a human eats, the more arachidonic acid they have in their blood and cell membranes and the more likely to suffer from inflammatory disorders.
An increase in omega-6 fats results in an increased risk of rheumatoid and other inflammatory-related diseases.
Include cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines, all excellent sources of the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 deficiencies increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
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This information is not designed as or intended to be used as medical diagnosis or advice. Patients should consult their physicians about diagnosis and treatment.