The CDC and Louisiana state health officials are warning patients about potential dangers of using tap water in the sinus-irrigating neti pot after two patients died of Naegleria Fowleri infection.
Tomatoes, which are rich in lycopenes, a potent type of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, have been shown by a number of previous studies to improve antioxidant defenses and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
Consuming dried bilberries may reduce inflammation in the bowels of lab animals, according to a new European study. The research may prove helpful to inflammatory bowel disease patients.
Inflammation is your body’s way of providing acute healing to an area of your body, but when inflammation persists on a low level throughout the body, known as chronic inflammation it can cuae harm and possibly shorten your life.
The human body is better at fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, disappear according to Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers.
A former competitive cyclist who is now a professor of kinesiology and community health has found that caffeine reduces pain during exercise. The results of the study was published in the April 2009 edition of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
The inflammation of fat tissue when you are obese is part of a spiraling series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. But researchers have not understood what triggers the inflammation, or why.
In Cell Metabolism this month (cover), scientists from The Methodist Hospital report fat cells themselves are at least partly to blame -- high calorie diets cause the cells to make major histocompatibility complex II, a group of proteins usually expressed to help the immune system fight off viruses and bacteria. In overweight mice and humans the fat cells, or adipocytes, are issuing false distress signals -- they are not under attack by pathogens. But this still sends local immune cells into a tizzy, and that causes inflammation.
People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates and sugars have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired, the study found.
Regularly practicing yoga may lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, according to new research in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
The study, done by Ohio State University researchers and just reported in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, showed that women who routinely practiced yoga had lower amounts of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) in their blood. The women also showed smaller increases in cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) after stressful experiences than did women who were the same age and weight but who were not yoga practitioners.