Marine oil supplements curb pain of rheumatoid, but not osteoarthritis
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Marine oil supplements alleviate the pain of rheumatoid arthritis but not osteoarthritis, according to a meta-analysis.
Why this matters
22.7% of US adults report medically diagnosed arthritis.
42 randomized controlled trials met eligibility criteria after a search on PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Web of Science, clinicaltrials.gov, and WHO International Clinical Trial Registry Platform portal.
Cochrane Risk of Bias tool was used to evaluate risk for bias.
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation criteria were used to evaluate the quality of the evidence.