Inflammation is the body’s normal response to injury. While it may be a natural defense system, it can lead to disease development if it becomes chronic. A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert says one way to fight inflammation is with food. The inflammation process has one goal: to respond immediately to detect and destroy the toxic material in damaged tissues before it can spread throughout the body,” explained Lauren Whitt, Ph.D., UAB Employee Wellness director and adjunct professor of personal health. “The trouble with inflammation occurs when the defense system gets out-of-control and begins to destroy healthy tissue, causing more damage than the original issue.” “I encourage people to focus on eating whole foods and foods that are...
Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids for brain and heart health may need to be provided early in life to produce any benefits, suggests a new study with rats. For entire article click on link below Source:nutraingredients.com
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Don’t scowl when you read this, but the lines on your face may say something about the status of your skeleton. Researchers determined that the deeper and more abundant a woman’s facial wrinkles, the weaker her bones. Why? Both skin and skeleton are supported by collagen, a fibrous protein. If you have a lot of wrinkles, ask your doctor about your fracture risk, says study author Lubna Pal, MD. Prevention, October 2011.
Researchers publishing in Neurology have found that a diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and cognitive capabilities. Regular fatty fish consumption or supplementing with a molecularly distilled form of fish oil is shown to improve memory and thought retention and may significantly lower the risk of cognitive decline associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.