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Curry Spice Could Offer Treatment Hope For Tendinitis

Posted April 30, 2012

A derivative of a common culinary spice found in Indian curries could offer a new treatment hope for sufferers of the painful condition tendinitis, an international team of researchers has shown.

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Multi-nutrient supplement shows anti-inflammatory benefits

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers found that a multi-nutrient supplement offered benefits to recovery, anti-inflammation and physical performance in middle aged men and women. In a study comprised of 31 active men and women with an average age of 54, volunteers were randomized to take either the multi-nutrient supplement or a placebo for a 28 day cycle, followed by 1 week of no intervention, and then another cycle of 28 days on the other regime.

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Coenzyme Q10 plus a Mediterranean Diet May Have Anti-inflammatory Effects In the Elderly

Posted April 30, 2012

In this study, researchers found that a Mediterranean diet in conjunction with coenzyme Q(10) supplementation may modulate inflammatory response and endoplasmic reticulum stress in the elderly.

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How Vitamin D reduces inflammations discovered

Posted April 30, 2012

Specific molecular and signaling events have been discovered by which Vitamin D inhibits inflammation, researchers claim. Scientists showed in their experiments that low levels of Vitamin D failed to inhibit the inflammatory cascade, while levels considered adequate did inhibit inflammatory signaling.

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Coenzyme Q10 and Inflammation in Septic Shock

Posted April 30, 2012

In a post-hoc analysis of a prospective randomized trial of simvastatin versus placebo in patients with septic shock, analysis of 28 blood specimens from 14 patients revealed that levels of plasma coenzyme Q10 were lower in patients (IQR: 0.26-0.62), as compared to healthy controls (CoQ10=0.95 umol/L).

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Natural Health: Seeds to enjoy all year ’round

Posted April 30, 2012

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, offer nutritional benefits that should not be passed up. They have a delicately sweet and chewy texture. Although the shells are quite edible, some prefer the varieties without shells. Native Americans were among the first to notice the health benefits of pumpkin seeds. They referred to them as cucurbita and used them to treat kidney problems and to eliminate parasites from the intestines.

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Krill Oil Protects Against Colitis

Posted April 30, 2012

Krill oil preserved colon health, reduced oxidative stress and balanced inflammation in animals with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). THe University of Bergen and Stavanger University Hospital researchers published their results Nov. 30, online ahead of print in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.

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Omega-3 reduces inflammatory marker to offer multiple health benefits

Posted April 30, 2012

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce a specific marker of inflammation and confer heart and anti-cancer benefits, according to two new studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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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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