Adam, O., C. Beringer, et al [i:fa24c1b0e7]"Anti-inflammatory effects of a low arachidonic acid diet and fish oil in patients with rheumatoid arthritis." [/i:fa24c1b0e7]Rheumatol Int 2003; 23 (1):27-36
A diet low in arachidonic acid ameliorates clinical signs of inflammation in patients with RA and augments the beneficial effect of fish oil supplementation.
Similarly, the following may explain the inconsistencies seen in some omega-3 studies:
Gronn, M., et al [i:fa24c1b0e7]"Dietary n-6 acids inhibit the incorporation of dietary n-3 fatty acids in thrombocyte and serum phospholipids in humans: a controlled dietetic study."[/i:fa24c1b0e7]Scan J Clin Lab Invest 1991 May;51(3):255-63
In order to obtain the optimal effect of n-3 supplementation, the intake of linoleic acid has to be considered and kept at a low level.