A University of Texas Health Sciences Center study found that fish oil and vitamin E delayed the onset of autoimmune diseases in mice. Scientific explanation for those inclined can be found at 'The Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Attenuation of Immune-Mediated Diseases' by Artemis P. Simopoulos, M.D. from The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, Washington, D.C.
Many foods can dampen inflammation in the body:
Omega-3 essential fatty acids are found in fish and flaxseed.
Omega-6 fatty acid is found in fish, canola oil, safflower oil, flax seed, sunflower oil,seeds, nuts, cheese, whole milk and yoghurt.