How can my diet help my arthritis?

Question

How can my diet help my arthritis?

Answer

Although there is intense interest in this area, no diet has been shown to help arthritis. Fish oils (omega -3 fatty acids) have been shown to help inflammation, but only at significantly high doses. See our section on diet on this website.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University