Fish Oil Supplements May Reduce Disk Degeneration.

In a recent study involving rats with intervertebral disk degeneration, those given a daily 530mg supplement of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA for two months had fewer MRI findings for disk degeneration progression than rodents given a placebo. Future research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine if fish oil supplements may slow disk degeneration in human patients.

Medical Science Monitor, December 2019