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Free Anti-Inflammation Webcast - Vital Choice

Free Anti-Inflammation Webcast - Vital Choice | Longevity science | Scoop.it

America's diets and lifestyles have created an escalating crisis of chronic inflammatory conditions … including diabetes, arthritis, asthma, allergies, obesity, heart disease, and many others.

 

Floyd “Ski” Chilton, Ph.D., is the author of Inflammation Nation and The Gene Smart Diet … and one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of nutrition and inflammation.

 

We wanted you to know that Dr. Chilton is hosting a free webcast, “3 Steps to Anti-Inflammatory Diet Success”, focused on curbing one key contributor to America’s major disease conditions.

 

Sign up at Vital Choice.

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:16 AM

This fellow and his book are new to me.  Inflammation Nation--let's see if it is evidence based.

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Brazilian researchers develop new anti-inflammatory for severe pain

Brazilian researchers develop new anti-inflammatory for severe pain | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers at Butantan Institute in São Paulo, Brazil, have developed a powerful new anti-inflammatory to relieve hard-to-control pain.

 

Initial tests have confirmed the efficacy of the medication, which is based on a protein found in the blood.

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Can an aspirin a day keep cancer away? – - CNN.com Blogs

Can an aspirin a day keep cancer away? – - CNN.com Blogs | Longevity science | Scoop.it

"Aspirin is recognized for its effects in heart-attack prevention. And several studies 'have provided evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, may hold promise in helping to prevent cancer,'...

 

In particular, we show that aspirin reduces the likelihood that cancers will spread..."

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Anti-inflammatory effect of purified dietary anthocyanin in adults with hypercholesterolemia: A randomized controlled trial

Anthocyanins are pigments found in red/purplish fruits and vegetables, including purple cabbage, beets, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and purple grapes, as well as some cereal grains.

 

A study published in 2012 indicates that anthocyanins help reduce inflammation caused by hypercholesterolemia.

 

Eating a variety of colorful foods, emphasizing fruits and vegetables, is continuously upheld as a strategy to help mitigate disease and maintain a healthy long life.

 

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Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases, published online August 20, 2012

Authors:Y. Zhu; W. Ling; H. Guo; F. Song; Q. Ye; T. Zou; D. Li; Y. Zhang; G. Li; Y. Xiao; F. Liu; Z. Li; Z. Shi; Y.

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How EPA helps the heart

How EPA helps the heart | Longevity science | Scoop.it

How does fish oil protect the heart? The answer to this question has been elusive so far. Scientists know that omega-3 fatty acids exert an anti-inflammatory effect, but the mechanism had not been clearly followed.

 

A new study has now mapped the cellular process occurring after EPA supplementation and found that the nutrient blocks the cyclooxygenase enzyme (COX), which is a precursor to inflammation. COX produces hormones called prostaglandins, which cause inflammation in the body.

 

This is similar to the mechanism of aspirin, which blocks COX-2 signaling, thereby reducing inflammation and pain.

 

Ref: Norris PC, Dennis EA. “Omega-3 fatty acids cause dramatic changes in TLR4 and purinergic eicosanoid signaling.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22586114

 

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