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Degenerative Joint Disease; Osteoarthritis arthritis 

 

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. This is the form that usually comes with age and most often affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Sometimes osteoarthritis follows an injury to a joint. For example, a young person might hurt his knee badly playing soccer. Then, years after the knee has apparently healed, he might get arthritis in his knee joint.

Eicosapentaenoic acid (more commonly known as EPA; C20H30O2, all-cis-fatty acid 20:5 omega-3) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that acts as a precursor for prostaglandin-3 (makes blood platelets less sticky) and thromboxane-3 groups. It is found in fish oils of cod liver, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines. It is also found in human breast milk.


Osteoarthritis as related to Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)