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Does Fish Oil Help With Gout?
Question: I've read that fish oil supplements may help with gout, but I've also been told to avoid oily fish because it can increase my uric acid levels. Are fish oil supplements safe for me to take and do they really help with gout?
Initial Posting: 9/3/2016    Last Update: 7/26/2017
Answer: Eating fish low in purines may be helpful for people with gout, but there is no evidence that taking fish oil supplements is helpful for gout. For more about this, plus information about fish oil for other forms of arthritis and inflammatory conditions, see the What It Does section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review.