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GERD-related inflammation may contribute to esophageal cancer risk

GERD-related inflammation may contribute to esophageal cancer risk

In?ammation might be an important factor in the progression from re?ux to esophageal cancer, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. “Our research shows that damage to the esophageal lining that can be seen with endoscopy is important in the progression from normal cells to cancer, and Barrett’s esophagus […]

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Specific Protein Linked to Inflammatory Gum Disease

Specific Protein Linked to Inflammatory Gum Disease

Specific protein may increase risk of blood-vessel constriction linked to gum disease. A protein involved in cellular inflammation may increase the risk of plaque containing blood vessels associated with inflammatory gum disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2012 Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The protein, CD36, is found in blood cells, as […]

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How to Prevent and Treat Inflammation

How to Prevent and Treat Inflammation

A vegan diet has long been known to be a source of healing and comfort for the physical body that is suffering from inflammation. Natural foods and organic foods have been proven to be most effective in treating inflammation and it makes sense that by removing some of the toxic store-bought foods that are not organic, as in produce and […]

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Macular Degeneration Caused by Inflammation

Macular Degeneration Caused by Inflammation

Researchers have discovered that a part of the immune system called the inflammasome is involved in regulating the development of one of the most common forms of blindness, called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have found that controlling an inflammatory component IL-18, in cases of AMD could prevent the development of the disease. The disease AMD […]

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Cell Mechanism that Causes Inflammatory Diseases Discovered

Cell Mechanism that Causes Inflammatory Diseases Discovered

Cedars-Sinai researchers have finally unlocked the mystery of how an inflammatory molecule is produced in the body. They identified for the first time the mechanism that leads to the production of the molecule interleukin-1beta, which is a major contributor to inflammation that lies at the root of many serious health conditions and chronic diseases. Three of these diseases alone — […]

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Doctor Links Inflammation to Alzheimer’s & Other Chronic Diseases

Doctor Links Inflammation to Alzheimer’s & Other Chronic Diseases

In the release of her book by Square One Publishers,”Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and other Deadly Killers” Dr. Vijay Nair, MD, MS links inflammation to most diseases like cancer, arthritis, heart disease, digestive tract diseases, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Inflammation protects the body by killing any bacteria or viruses that may have entered the broken […]

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Major Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease-related Inflammation Identified

Major Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease-related Inflammation Identified

UC Irvine researchers have uncovered an important source of inflammation seen in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is increasingly common due to the epidemic of obesity-related diabetes and hypertension. Dr. N.D. Vaziri, professor emeritus of medicine and physiology & biophysics, found that CKD causes massive depletion of the key adhesive proteins, called the tight junction, that normally seal […]

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Gout Prevalence Swells in U.S.

A new study shows the prevalence of gout in the U.S. has risen over the last 20 years and now affects 8.3 million (4%) Americans. Prevalence of increased uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) also rose, affecting 43.3 million (21%) adults in the U.S. Greater frequency of obesity and hypertension may be associated with the jump in prevalence rates according to the findings […]

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