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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Green Tea anti-inflammatory compound may inhibit Joint Inflammation

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Green Tea anti-inflammatory compound may inhibit Joint Inflammation

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[Best Syndication] Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System believe that a compound found in green tea may be therapeutic in preventing inflammation for people with rheumatoid arthritis. The result of the study was presented April 29th at the Biology 2007 conference in Washington, D.C.

The compound in green tea that looks like it has potent anti-inflammatory abilities is called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). They found that this compound inhibited the production of certain molecules in the immune system which cause inflammation. This inflammation is found in the joints in rheumatoid arthritis.

"Our research is a very promising step in the search for therapies for the joint destruction experienced by people who have rheumatoid arthritis," said Salah-uddin Ahmed, Ph.D., lead researcher on the study.

Researchers Say That Use Of Chondroitin Should Be Discouraged – Previous Research Found Benefits To Glucsamine plus Chon Sulfate

Researchers Say That Use Of Chondroitin Should Be Discouraged – Previous Research Found Benefits To Glucsamine plus Chon Sulfate

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(Best Syndication) A meta-study released April 17, 2007 involving 20 trials comparing chondroitin to a placebo or no treatment found that there was little beneficial effect on knee or hip pain caused by arthritis. The new research released in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that chondroitin use should "be discouraged."

A previous study released in the New England Journal of Medicine on February 22, 2006 indicated that a small subgroup of study participants with moderate-to-severe pain showed “significant relief” using glucosamine plus chondroitin sulfate.

Small Amount of DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Lower Blood Pressure – Algae Source Can Decrease Risk of Cardio Vascular Disease?

Small Amount of DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Lower Blood Pressure – Algae Source Can Decrease Risk of Cardio Vascular Disease?

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(Best Syndication) British researchers say that a relatively small amount of omega-3 fatty acid can lower blood pressure. The King’s College team believes eating a non-fish based source of Omega-3 could also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The omega-3 tested came from algae and not from fish. So what is the difference? Fish oil contains both Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) while algae omega-3 contains only DHA. Since there are vegetarians that do not eat fish, the researchers wanted to know if DHA alone could lower blood pressure.

Eating the right kinds of Fat can reduce risk for Depression and Inflammation

Eating the right kinds of Fat can reduce risk for Depression and Inflammation

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Balancing out our dietary intake of fatty acids can help in clinical depression and some kinds of inflammatory diseases according to a report published online in the journal, Psychosomatic Medicine.

The researchers say that Americans eat way to much omega-6 than they do omega-3 fatty acid. On average an American eats a 20-to-1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. The researchers say that it should be more like 4-to-1 or even better a 2-to-1 ratio.

The Ohio State University researchers completed a long series of experiments to see if there are any relationships between psychological stress and immunity. They also added dietary questions to the studies to see how that would play a role in a person’s health.

Dr. Oz visits on Oprah TV show – Answers Medical Questions for Audience

Dr. Oz visits on Oprah TV show – Answers Medical Questions for Audience

YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
- Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz

Dr. Oz, the co-author of the popular “You” book series, visited on Oprah yesterday to share on a wide variety of medical questions that audience members had concerns about. Mehmet C. Oz has co-authored a number of books all about improving your health. Here is a list of their popular titles:

• You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz

• YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz

• YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz

• Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman and Mehmit Oz

• Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future by Mehmet Oz and Dean Ornish

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