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Archive for the ‘Anti-inflammatory’ Category

Fish Oil Boosts the Immune System

One of the many important benefits of eating fatty fish is obtaining fish oil, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent disease. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which have been thought to reduce inflammation. A new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, however shows that DHA-rich fish oil enhances immune function by increasing the activity of B cells (a type of white blood cells), challenging the concept that fish oil is only immunosuppressive. This new discovery is significant because it shows that […]

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Resveratrol is a chemical compound believed to have antioxidant properties, which protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in grape seed and grape skin extracts that has been the subject of much research. A recent study published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism demonstrates initial evidence that grape seed and skin extract (GSSE) could protect against kidney disease resulting from a high-fat diet. Researchers at the Laboratory of Bioactive Substance at the Center of Biotechnology of Borj-Cedria (CBBC) in Tunisia used laboratory rats that were fed a high-fat diet to […]

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Zinc Beneficial for Immune Function

In an experiment using human monocytes (cells involved in the first line of defense against disease-causing microorganisms), researchers have found a process where zinc can enter into the cells that will help combat infection and thereby help balance the immune system. Researchers have found that when there is zinc deficiency at the time of infection, excessive inflammation may occur. In the study, the researchers found that when zinc is present at time of infection, a process occurs that will lead the zinc to interact with a protein called IKKB that will ultimately prevent excess inflammation. The research analyzed the activity […]

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New Evidence on Resveratrol Benefits

New groundbreaking evidences on the benefits of resveratrol were recently presented by University of Leicester scientists at a major conference called Resveratrol 2012. The conference, which was attended by experts from many countries, featured new findings based on studies done in the last two years. This included evidence from more than ten clinical trials, which were conducted after the first international conference was held in Denmark in 2010. Resveratrol is a compound extracted from the skin of grapes, and is found in red wine. Its potential benefits have been studied for some time now, mostly on laboratory animals, but its […]

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Diet Supplements that Reduce Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a factor known to contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease. Many dietary supplements are believed to reduce inflammatory processes and reduce one’s risk for disease, but evidence supporting these claims is limited. A new study at the Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington reveals that regular intake of fish oil supplements, chondroitin and glucosamine, which are available as over-the-counter dietary supplements, reduces inflammation, suggesting that they may help prevent chronic diseases. Elizabeth D. Kantor, a PhD candidate at the research center, and […]

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