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Chronic Inflammation Resulting from Typical Lifestyle Choices Promotes Cancer

Chronic Inflammation Resulting from Typical Lifestyle Choices Promotes Cancer | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Chronic inflammation has started to become a buzzword in the health world as research builds indicating that it may be the cause of many serious illnesses, from heart disease to cancer.

Via Graham Player Ph.D.
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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:52 AM

There is direct connection between chronic inflammation and the development of cancer, as well as many other disease states. Many factors can contribute to chronic inflammation including stress, toxins, genetic predisposition, lack of exercise and diet.

Many doctors today recommend people take daily anti-inflammatory medicine, such as aspirin, to reduce their chances of developing chronic long-term inflammation. While this may be the case, research indicates this practice may be causing more harm than good for some people.

One byproduct of inflammation is an increase in C-reactive protein in the body, and it is good practice to have this checked during routine medical checkups. Research indicates that foods high in magnesium (e.g. almonds, spinach, cashews, black beans, kelp, pumpkin seeds, etc.) can help reduce inflammation and elevated levels of C-reactive protein.

Maintaining a proper balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can also help to reduce the risk of inflammation. The typical western diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and has excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. Research has indicated that excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids and a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today's Western diets, promotes many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

One study found that a ratio of 2.5/1 (omega-6 / omega-3) reduced rectal cell proliferation in patients with colorectal cancer, whereas a ratio of 4/1 with the same amount of omega-3 had no such effect. Studies indicate that the optimal ratio may vary by disease.

The bottom line is that reducing the level of chronic inflammation, assisted by a diet with a lower ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids is desirable in reducing the risk of many of the chronic diseases including cancer. To learn more see here - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:49 PM

...and MORE data about the role of nutrition and physical activity in cancer prevention...

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5 Tips for How to Reduce Inflammation - KrisCarr.com

5 Tips for How to Reduce Inflammation - KrisCarr.com | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Want to start connecting the dots in your own life? First, let’s learn about acute and chronic inflammation, since they play very different roles in our everyday health.

 


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PAT NOVAK's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:26 PM

A must read. It is very important to understand the role

inflammation  plays in your health or lack there of. 

 

Be be sure to sign-up for this great blog !

 

http://www.kriscarr.com

 

The BioSync Team's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:02 PM

Inflamation can silently affect every cell in our body! Over time, a chronic /acute inflamation cycle negatively impacts every aspect of health and wellness.


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:28 PM

The key causes of inflammation are food allergies, bad diet, toxins, environmental allergies, and stress. Kris Carr shares ways to self diagnose and suggestions to reduce inflammation such as relaxation and even healthy recipes.

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Chronic Inflammation Resulting from Typical Lifestyle Choices Promotes Cancer

Chronic Inflammation Resulting from Typical Lifestyle Choices Promotes Cancer | Breast Cancer and Healing ~ The Pink Paper | Scoop.it
Chronic inflammation has started to become a buzzword in the health world as research builds indicating that it may be the cause of many serious illnesses, from heart disease to cancer.

Via Graham Player Ph.D.
more...
Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:52 AM

There is direct connection between chronic inflammation and the development of cancer, as well as many other disease states. Many factors can contribute to chronic inflammation including stress, toxins, genetic predisposition, lack of exercise and diet.

Many doctors today recommend people take daily anti-inflammatory medicine, such as aspirin, to reduce their chances of developing chronic long-term inflammation. While this may be the case, research indicates this practice may be causing more harm than good for some people.

One byproduct of inflammation is an increase in C-reactive protein in the body, and it is good practice to have this checked during routine medical checkups. Research indicates that foods high in magnesium (e.g. almonds, spinach, cashews, black beans, kelp, pumpkin seeds, etc.) can help reduce inflammation and elevated levels of C-reactive protein.

Maintaining a proper balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can also help to reduce the risk of inflammation. The typical western diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and has excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. Research has indicated that excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids and a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today's Western diets, promotes many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

One study found that a ratio of 2.5/1 (omega-6 / omega-3) reduced rectal cell proliferation in patients with colorectal cancer, whereas a ratio of 4/1 with the same amount of omega-3 had no such effect. Studies indicate that the optimal ratio may vary by disease.

The bottom line is that reducing the level of chronic inflammation, assisted by a diet with a lower ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids is desirable in reducing the risk of many of the chronic diseases including cancer. To learn more see here - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:49 PM

...and MORE data about the role of nutrition and physical activity in cancer prevention...