Category Archives: Inflammation

High-fat diet alters behavior and produces signs of brain inflammation: new study

Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 2015 - Can the consumption of fatty foods change your behavior and your brain? High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing … Continue reading

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The surprising long-term effects of blocking inflammation

Inflammation – the body’s response to damaging stimuli – may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published today in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The finding is one of the outcomes of research using … Continue reading

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A Widely Used Food Additive Promotes Colitis, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Newswise — ATLANTA—Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, … Continue reading

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Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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13 ways inflammation can affect you

You’ve heard of anti-inflammatory medications and anti-inflammatory diets, but do you really know what inflammation is? In short, it’s the body’s response to outside threats like stress, infection, or toxic chemicals. When the immune system senses one of these dangers, … Continue reading

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Inflammation link to type 2 diabetes found

New Haven, Conn. — A Yale-led research team has identified the molecular mechanism by which insulin normally inhibits production of glucose by the liver and why this process stops working in patients with type 2 diabetes, leading to hyperglycemia. The … Continue reading

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C-reactive protein response to a vegan lifestyle intervention

Complement Ther Med. 2015 Feb;23(1):32-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.11.001. Epub 2014 Dec 3. C-reactive protein response to a vegan lifestyle intervention Sutliffe JT1, Wilson LD2, de Heer HD2, Foster RL3, Carnot MJ4. Author information 1Northern Arizona University, College of Health & Human … Continue reading

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Inflammation, cancer link: a new study

A new study from MIT reveals one reason why people who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases such as colitis have a higher risk of mutations that cause cancer. The researchers also found that exposure to DNA-damaging chemicals after a bout … Continue reading

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Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Large-Scale Analysis Shows

Newswise — While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses, an analysis of data from autopsied human brains reveals. The study, a collaborative effort between Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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Poor sleep in teens tied to inflammation

(Reuters Health) – Teens who don’t get enough sleep may be at risk for chronic problems later in life from increased inflammation throughout the body, according to a new study. Those who didn’t get enough sleep during the week and … Continue reading

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Inflammation Drives Painful Sensitization in Knee Osteoarthritis

Newswise — BOSTON — Inflammation related to synovitis or effusion may drive increased sensitization in knee osteoarthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston. Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the … Continue reading

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Sugary soda is ruining your skin

We all want to look good as we get older, and for the majority of people, the signs of aging are most obvious on our face. Dermatologists remind wearing sunscreen, keeping sun exposure to a minimum and avoiding smoking, but … Continue reading

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Age-related inflammation cause found

Baltimore, MD-As animals age, their immune systems gradually deteriorate, a process called immunosenescence. It is associated with systemic inflammation and chronic inflammatory disorders, as well as with many cancers. The causes underlying this age-associated inflammation, and how it leads to … Continue reading

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