inflammation

Post image for The Benefits of Flaxseed

By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Feature
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as […]

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Although the beneficial effects of antioxidants have been well established, a recent study has now shed light on how antioxidants improve hormonal action in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic risk factors including problems with blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, abdominal fat and more. Metabolic syndrome significantly increases a […]

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(NaturalNews) Heart failure is a progressive condition marked by a worsening of the heart’s ability to pump enough blood to supply the body’s needs. It is most often caused by a heart attack, years of high blood pressure or other injuries to the cardiovascular system and kills about 250,000 people in the U.S. each year, […]

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Post image for Resveratrol (grape extract) shown to suppresses inflammation, free radicals in humans

New research has observed the suppressive effects of resveratrol on inflammation and oxidative stress in humans – the first time such effects have been observed.
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are part of the root causes of many diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, insulin resistance, auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
The new study, published […]

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Post image for Scientists discover olive oil directly impacts genes to halt inflammation

(NaturalNews) Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties. For example, phytonutrient components of olive oil have been found to be effective against breast cancer cells and studies suggest the abundance of olive oil in the Mediterranean style of eating may be the reason […]

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Post image for Pain relievers linked to higher risks of heart-related deaths among healthy people

(PhysOrg.com) — Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significantly higher risks of dying from heart-related causes among healthy people, according to new research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
The study is the first to report on specific cardiovascular risks among healthy people.
“Even though the frequency […]

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Post image for Supplements May Help the Heart

Jan 13, 2010
A UCLA research team has discovered that a popular health supplement and antioxidant vitamins may help prevent atherosclerosis, or blockage of the blood vessels. The findings are reported in the Jan. 13 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“Our findings suggest that people who take dietary supplements of L-arginine, […]

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Post image for Juice concentrates show anti-inflammatory potential

By Stephen Daniells,
April 29, 2010
Concentrates of fruit and vegetables taken as capsules may reduce levels of markers of inflammation, and potentially reduce the risk of chronic disease, suggests a new study.
A micronutrient-dense concentrate of a range of fruit and vegetables including cherry, apple, broccoli, cranberry, orange, pineapple, spinach, and tomato was found to reduce levels […]

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Post image for Omega 3’s may help cut colon cancer risk

March 23, 2010
(Reuters Health) – People who eat plenty of fish oil and other omega-3 fatty acids could cut their risk of colon cancer, new research hints.
Studies in animals and a couple of small trials in people suggest that fish oil supplementation can fight inflammation and may have cancer-fighting properties, Dr. Sangmi Kim of the […]

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