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Effect of a Herbal-Leucine mix on the IL-1beta-induced cartilage degradation and inflammatory gene expression in human chondrocytes

Posted April 30, 2012

Conventional treatments for the articular diseases are often effective for symptom relief, but can also cause significant side effects and do not slow the progression of the disease. Several natural substances have been shown to be effective at relieving the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), and preliminary evidence suggests that some of these compounds may exert a favorable influence on the course of the disease.

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Long-term aerobic exercise and omega-3 supplementation modulate osteoporosis through inflammatory mechanisms in post-menopausal women: a randomized, repeated measures study

Posted April 30, 2012

Evidence indicates that dietary fats and physical activity influence bone health. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of long-term aerobic exercise and omega-3 (N-3) supplementation on serum inflammatory markers, bone mineral density (BMD), and bone biomarkers in post-menopausal women.

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Salmon, Pregnancy, and Inflammation

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers assessed whether salmon (rich in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) consumption twice a week during pregnancy would have an impact on their offspring’s umbilical vein endothelial cells (ECs) cell adhesion molecule (CAM) expression.

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Why flax seeds may be the best source of omega-3

Posted April 30, 2012

The standard American diet (SAD) is high in omega-6 from usually processed hydrogenated oils like soy, cotton, and canola oils. These oils are used in a multitude of processed and packaged foods, even those sold in health food stores and restaurants of all stripes.

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Plants Could Pave The Way For New Ovarian Cancer Treatments

Posted April 30, 2012

Tropical plants may contain the basis of new and effective treatments for ovarian cancer, according to researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Portsmouth. The scientists are developing a programme for testing plant extracts for the ability to stop cells from ovarian tumours growing. In initial tests, several plant extracts killed the tumour samples, taken from cancer patients.

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Could a probiotic be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease?

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific ‘design’ for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease.

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Antioxidant Supplementation May Improve Inflammatory Response in Diabetics

Posted April 30, 2012

In this study, the authors examined the modulatory role of antioxidants on inflammatory response in diabetics. Researchers induced diabetes by administration of alloxan monohydrate.

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Anti Inflammatory Herbs Can Improve Your Overall Health

Posted April 30, 2012

Most people know that there are certain foods that need to be included in every diet, but not many people really take the time to research which foods need to be consumed more than others. Products such as anti inflammatory herbs often get overlooked because no one seems to understand exactly why some foods are healthy and some foods are not.

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Omegas Reduce Dry Eye Inflammation

Posted April 30, 2012

Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can reduce expression of a conjunctival inflammatory marker and may help improve symptoms of dry eye syndrome (DES), according to new research published online ahead of print in Acta Ophthalmology.

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The super herb boswellia – de-inflame and heal

Posted April 30, 2012

Herbs that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered ‘super-herbs.’ Boswellia is called Indian Frankincense and is known to have originated in the dry areas of India, Africa, & the Mediterranean. Boswellia is a true super-food shown to have remarkable healing and anti-inflammatory properties that are just now being discovered.

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