Naturally Reducing Prostate Inflammation

May 23, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it! Dr. Aaron Katz on how the amount of fat content we eat is linked to cancer, inflammation and other health conditions. He advises the use of Zyflamend to interfere with inflammation. Twitter Facebook: Myspace:

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Holistic Health Tips

March 22, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Natural Approaches to Eating Healing and Living

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CT scan as a monitoring tool for asthma

June 15, 2010 by  
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When we talk about computer tomography (CT), we usually think about cancer and detecting tumors. However, this imaging technique which consists of a series of X-rays, can potentially be used to monitor the progression of asthma.

Currently, there are no visual biomarkers sensitive enough to follow how asthma progresses or responds to treatment. Conventional X-rays images cannot detect small structural changes in the respiratory tract of patients with severe asthma. However, scientists at the University of Leicester (UK) may have found something promising using CT scanning technology.

According to study leader Professor Brightling, a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant at the Institute for Lung Health

“Currently, there is paucity of markers that can be used to monitor asthma progression, response to treatment and to identify patients who will have recurrent asthma attacks and develop persistent airflow obstruction, features particularly relevant to severe asthma.”

The researchers report that CT scanning may be able to detect structural changes in the airways and lungs of asthma patients. These changes include reduction in the wall thickness of the airways indicative of worsening of lung functions and airway inflammation. The changes in the thickness of the walls may be a potential asthma biomarker and measuring this thickness a useful tool in monitoring the disease as it worsens or responds to treatment

This CT-based monitoring tool has the advantage of being non-invasive and objective. Professor Brightling adds:

“Ability to objectively quantify different structural changes in asthma using CT may assist in differentiating various disease sub-types and help deliver personalised healthcare.”

Asthma is on the rise. According to another researcher Dr Sumit Gupta

“Asthma is a major health problem affecting 300 million people worldwide. Approximately half a million people in UK suffer from severe asthma and are, as a consequence, at increased risk of asthma attacks, hospitalisation and death and often have severely impaired quality of life. Structural changes that occur in airways of asthmatic individuals remain difficult to quantify and monitor. Computed tomography (CT) scans have now emerged as a non-invasive research tool to assess these airway structural changes.”

However, before CT scans should be routinely used for asthma monitoring, the health risks of radiation exposure should be taken into consideration. It is hoped that newer models of CT scanners which work faster and uses less radiation will be able to benefit asthma patients as a monitoring tool.

Chorioamnionitis, preterm birth, and asthma

February 22, 2010 by  
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Is asthma predetermined in the womb? The results of a recent study point to this. Chorioamnionitis is an infection of the uterine cavity caused by bacteria. When chorioamnionitis occurs together with premature delivery, which is very likely, the risk for asthma in the infant increases dramatically. And the risk increases even more among in children of certain ethnic groups. African American babies for example, have double the risk than other ethnicities, according to a report in the LA Times.

Let us take a look at some statistics from the report:

  • About 8% of pregnancies are affected by chorioamnionitis.
  • About 14% of American children are afflicted with asthma.
  • About 50% of asthma cases are hereditary.
  • African Americans have 25% higher incidence of asthma compared to other ethnic groups.

The study used data from the Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) Matched Perinatal records of 510,216 singleton infants born between 1991 and 2007. The aim of the study was to examine the association between chorioamnionitis and childhood asthma based on gestational age at birth and race/ethnicity.

The results indicate that the combination of premature birth and chorioamnionitis greatly determines asthma development as children grow older. African American children have 98% higher risk of developing asthma before age 8 years. In Latin American children, the risk is 70% higher, and it is 66% higher among whites. No increased risk was found in Asian or Pacific Islander children. No increased risk was also found among kids who were born at full term.

About chorioamnionitis:

Maternal chorioamnionitis or simply chorioamnionitis is characterized by inflammation of the chorion and the amnion, the membranes that surround the fetus. Chorioamnionitis usually is associated with a bacterial infection. This may be due to bacteria ascending from the mother’s genital tract into the uterus to infect the membranes and the amniotic fluid (source

There is indication that a large proportion of preterm births is directly or indirectly linked to some form of infection, including chorioamnionitis. Signs of placental inflammation have been observed in 42% of infants with extremely low birth weight infants.

The incidence of chorioamnionitis is difficult to determine but it is known to be higher in underdeveloped countries than in developed countries. Its occurrence declines as pregnancy advances toward term gestation. It is also estimated that 40 to 60% of all preterm births are associated with some kind of infection, including chorioamnionitis. The risk of chorioamnionitis depends on health conditions and behaviours but also on gestational age and socioeconomic factors such as economic status, and ethnicity.

Dirty is healthy: how bugs prevent allergies

December 31, 2009 by  
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Really? With the current hype about hygiene and disinfection to prevent the spread of the pandemic flu, this statement may sound bizarre. But recent studies reveal  that dirty can indeed be healthy and bugs can even be helpful. Let’s take a look at two of these studies.

Study 1:

A team of American researchers report that bacteria normally found on the skin can trigger something that actually repents inflammation and infection. Thus exposing children to bugs may actually be good and healthy. The bacteria  Staphylococcus, for example, block the pathway that lead to inflammation.

Study 2:

Exposure to allergens starts in the womb. So does the protection. German researchers report that when pregnant mice are exposed to environmental bacteria, a mild inflammatory response occurs that can later provide protection allergies to offsprings after delivery.

Both studies support that accumulating evidence that increase in allergy incidence is linked to our supersanitized environment. A theory called the hygiene hypothesis states:

“Exposure of young children to environmental microbes conditions the developing immune system to tolerate microbes and allergens later in life.”

As an example:

“… children raised on farms, which teem with microbes, developed fewer allergies than those raised in cities or non-farming rural regions. But it may not be the kids’ exposure that counts; children of farming mothers are also less susceptible to allergies regardless of their own exposure. But the biological mechanisms behind this phenomenon were a mystery.

The two studies described above may just shed a light to this mystery. The German researchers demonstrated that pregnant mice exposed to barnyard bugs that are inhalable produce offsprings which are allergy-resistant.

“The exposure triggered a mild inflammatory response in the moms, characterized by the increased expression of microbe-sensing “Toll-like” receptors (TLRs) and the production of immune molecules called cytokines. The maternal TLRs were essential for transmitting protection, but how TLR signals translate into allergy resistance in the offspring is not yet known.”

The American study reports:

“…the harmless bacteria did this [prevent inflammation] by making a molecule called lipoteichoic acid or LTA, which acted on keratinocytes – the main cell types found in the outer layer of the skin. The LTA keeps the keratinocytes in check, stopping them from mounting an aggressive inflammatory response.“

The next step is to determine whether this exposure – protection effect also applies to food allergens.

Fish oil to treat rheumatoid arthritis

November 12, 2009 by  
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fish oilIt is well-known that fish oil is beneficial to cardiovascular health. Fish oils are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), the so-called “good fats.”

New research evidence suggests that fish oil may also help treat other chronic diseases, especially inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

According to Medline Plus Encyclopedia,

Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis that causes pain, inflammation, stiffness and loss of function of the joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. More women than men get rheumatoid arthritis. Unlike osteoarthritis, which the common arthritis that comes with old age, rheumatoid arthritis can occur in young adults starting between ages 25 and 55 years. There are different grades of rheumatoid arthritis. It can last only for a short period of time; it can come and go. The severe form can last a lifetime and can lead to disability. Aside from the joints, rheumatoid arthritis can also attack the eyes, mouth, and lungs.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, e.g. the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. I Researchers from the University of London and Harvard Medical School report that consumption of fish oil can reduce inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation occurs when the body’s immune system targets healthy tissue by mistake leading to white blood cells sticking to the endothelium (blood vessel lining). The human body converts DHA in the fish oil into Resolvin D2, which has some anti-inflammatory properties. Resolvin D2 causes the endothelial cells to produce small amount of nitric oxide, a chemical signal that discourages the white blood cells from sticking to the endothelium, thus preventing inflammation.

According to study leader Mauro Perretti, Professor of Immunopharmacology at Queen Mary, University of London

“We have known for some time that fish oils can help with conditions like arthritis which are linked to inflammation. What we’ve shown here is how the body processes a particular ingredient of fish oils into the chemical Resolvin D2. This seems to be a very powerful chemical and a small amount can have a large effect.”

The study suggests that fish oil, DHA and Resolvin D2 could form the basis of new treatments, not only for rheumatoid arthritis, but also for other inflammatory diseases. An additional advantage of fish oil is that it is natural, does not come with side effects associated with anti-inflammatory pharmacologic agents such as suppression of the immune system and increased cardiovascular risks.

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The link between psoriasis and heart disease

February 11, 2009 by  

How can a skin infection be linked to heart disease? A recent editorial consensus published in the December issue of the American Journal of Cardiology gives some recommendations which concern the possible link between psoriasis and carddiovascular health.

According to Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia,

psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get them on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body. A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast.

Psoriasis is thought to be caused by an immune system gone wrong. T-cells, which are a type of white blood cells that attack invading microorganisms, mistakenly attack skin cells, thus leading to abnormally rapid skin cell production. It is known to run in families so there could be a genetic link somewhere. Psoriasis symptoms can and go but stress, infections, cigarette smoking, cold weather, skin dryness, and certain drugs can worsen the symptoms.

Psoriasis is said to affect 2 to 3% of people worldwide. In the US, approximately 7.5 million Americans are suffering from this skin disorder. Recent research studies show that aside from discomfort and aesthetic concerns that this skin disorder brings, recent studies indicate that patients with psoriasis may have increased risk for coronary artery disease.

Coronary artery disease occurs when the arteries that are supplying blood to the heart becomes narrow, stiff and even blocked, leading to myocardial infarction or heart attack.

The consensus recommends that patients with moderate to severe cases of psoriasis should be thoroughly screened for coronary artery disease as well as for cardiovascular risk factors. The mechanisms behind the CAD – psoriasis association are not well understood but it could have something to do with inflammation.

The consensus statement gave the following recommendations (Source: Science Daily):

Psoriasis has also been linked to other “inflammatory disorders” such as arthritis.

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Farm-Raised Tilapia Bad Food for People With Arthritis

July 13, 2008 by  
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According to researchers of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the popular fish – the farm-raised tilapia has less very low levels of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids.

The said combination is bad one, making tilapia not a good food for some people suffering from heart disease, arthritis, asthma and other allergic and auto-immune diseases (particularly vulnerable to an “exaggerated inflammatory response).

Inflammation is known to cause damage to blood vessels, the heart, lung and joint tissues, skin, and the digestive tract.

The study authors published their findings this month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association:

“In the United States, tilapia has shown the biggest gains in popularity among seafood, and this trend is expected to continue as consumption is projected to increase from 1.5 million tons in 2003 to 2.5 million tons by 2010.

They say their research revealed that farm-raised tilapia, as well as farmed catfish, “have several fatty acid characteristics that would generally be considered by the scientific community as detrimental.

Tilapia has higher levels of potentially detrimental long-chain omega-6 fatty acids than 80-percent-lean hamburger, doughnuts and even pork bacon.

For individuals who are eating fish as a method to control inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, it is clear from these numbers that tilapia is not a good choice.

All other nutritional content aside, the inflammatory potential of hamburger and pork bacon is lower than the average serving of farmed tilapia.”

Well…that definitely gives a new meaning to intake of more fish in the diet. Then we gotta pick the fish we eat.

The American Heart Association now recommends that everyone eat at least two servings of fish per week, and that heart patients consume at least 1 gram a day of the two most critical omega-3 fatty acids, known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

I haven’t had tilapia in  a long time. Since I came home more than two years ago. Around here, a coastal town, bounty from the sea is more popular than farm-raised fishes such as tilapia. In a province that surrounds a bay where I stayed for some 18 years…it was there i learned to eat tilapia.

Now I gotta remember that it a potentially dangerous food for people with arthritis. But then, there are far more delicious, healthier oliy fish from the sea. So why settle for tilapia alone, right?

A Glass of Pomegranate Juice A Day Keeps Arthritis Away

June 13, 2008 by  
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Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, 100% Pure 16 oz. (473 ml)It is already known that pomegranate juice has anti-inflammatory properties. Maybe this is also the reason why researchers believe that a glass of pomegranate juice daily may help fight arthritis. Such were the findings published in the Journal of Inflammation.

The findings however were from an animal study, but which the team of scientists from Case Western Reserve University behind it believes that the same could be true in humans.

If true, it could point the way to a new treatment which could avoid the side effects of current anti-inflammatory drugs, which can include nausea and bleeding in the stomach.

The scientists, from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, gave extracts of the fruit, equivalent to a 175ml tumbler of pomegranate juice, to rabbits.

They then tested the level of activity of certain proteins known to trigger inflammation in the animal’s blood.

They found that the pomegranate extracts had inhibited the activity of many of the proteins, some by almost half.

It also raised levels of antioxidants, which can also reduce inflammation, in their blood system.

Researchers of the above study believe that their findings suggest that eating pomegranate or drinking the juice could have a beneficial effect on arthritis.

Read more from The UK Telegraph.

This benefit against arthritis is not the first health benefit reported on pomegranate or pomegranate juice. Previous reports have linked pomegranate juice to lowering cholesterol levels, among other health benefits.

Pomegranate juice has been shown to work well as a blood thinner. Some research has shown it may be an excellent agent for promoting blood flow to the heart. It also has been shown to reduce plaque in the arteries, and to raise “good” levels of cholesterol while helping lower “bad” cholesterol.

This preliminary research suggests that pomegranate juice may be helpful in preventing heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. Most physicians are quick to point out pomegranate juice should be just one aspect of a healthy diet and exercise program. Pomegranate juice alone would probably not cure or completely prevent heart disease.

Some research has also evaluated the antioxidant nature of pomegranate juice and its usefulness in fighting certain forms of cancer. Pomegranate juice has been tentatively shown to reduce incidence of breast and skin cancer. It has also been tested and shown to slow the growth of prostate cancer in mice.

Well…it isn’t surprising that pomegranate juice can do all of the above. It is a powerful antioxidant — yes maybe even more powerful that read wine and green tea.

Okay…let’s wait and see. The above findings anyway admit that further research is necessary in order to determine how well the pomegranate extract is absorbed in the blood stream.

Meanwhile? I guess CHEERS to pomegranate juice! 😉

What’s fast food got to do with your heart?

May 28, 2008 by  

“A double cheese burger, fries, and soda to go.” How many times do we repeat this phrase in a week? A month? A year?

But what has fast food got to do with Battling Heart and Stroke? A lot, actually. Because here we also tackle nutrition and diet and how they affect your heart and blood vessels.

We have heard it before. Fast food is not good for your health. But of course you would want proof! Specifics! What exactly happens when I gobble that burger and rinse it down with soda?

According to recent research article

“The highly processed, calorie-dense, nutrient-depleted diet favored in the current American culture frequently leads to exaggerated supraphysiological post-prandial spikes in blood glucose and lipids. This state, called post-prandial dysmetabolism, induces immediate oxidant stress, which increases in direct proportion to the increases in glucose and triglycerides after a meal”

In other words, Big Mac, Whopper or even pizza are high in calorie and low in nutrients. After eating these high popular meals, the sugar and fatty acid levels in our blood dramatically go up resulting in a state known as postprandial dysmetabolism. This state is characterized by our body`s inability to deal with the “sugar and fat rush”. The results are not-so-beneficial physiological changes that include oxidative stress, inflammation, and narrowing of the blood vessels. 


a diet high in minimally processed, high-fiber, plant-based foods …will markedly blunt the post-meal increase in glucose, triglycerides, and inflammation.”

Examples of such foodstuffs are vegetables and fruits, whole grains, legumes, and nuts. In addition,

lean protein, vinegar, fish oil, tea, cinnamon, calorie restriction, weight loss, exercise, and low-dose to moderate-dose alcohol each positively impact post-prandial dysmetabolism.” 

The normal fast food fare is definitely not good for our hearts. And if you think that diet soda minimizes the adverse effect of such a diet, think again.

In contrast, traditional Okinawan and Mediterranean diets are said to be heart-friendly and can prevent inflammation and lower cardiovascular risks. These so-called anti-inflammatory diets are highly recommended for the prevention of coronary artery disease and diabetes. I will go into more detail about heart-healthy diets in future posts. A couple of easy-to-follow healthy recipes are also coming.

But before you go out there today, think seriously about your body and what fast food can do to your and your heart.

Are you ready to order?


O’Keefe JH, Gheewala NM, O’Keefe JO, 2008. Dietary Strategies for Improving Post-Prandial Glucose, Lipids, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Health. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2008; 51:249-255, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2007.10.016

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Cherries May Be Natural Arthritis Pain Relief

May 7, 2008 by  
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Clearbrook Farms Michigan Red Tart Cherry PreservesIn lieu of Arthritis Awareness Month this May, it is being said so many times (in practically every report on arthritis that’s coming out) 1 in 5 Americans have arthritis or that’s 46 million adults in America that are diagnosed with arthritis

In fact, arthritis is now being called the “coming epidemic”.

While it is a debilitating condition, researchers are non-stop in the hope to discover how to better manage the disease.

New research is pointing to tart cherries as potential natural pain relief against arthritis pain –this super fruit can naturally reduce inflammation and ease arthritis pain.

Such were the findings of researchers from the University of Michigan:

A new study by University of Michigan researchers revealed a cherry-enriched diet reduced inflammation markers in animals by up to 50 percent(2). Scientists believe it’s the anthocyanins — also responsible for cherries’ vibrant red color — that are responsible for this anti-inflammatory benefit. Other studies indicate that anthocyanins may be beneficial for a range of inflammatory-related conditions, including arthritis(3-5).

Studies also suggest antioxidant-rich foods, like cherries, may help reduce levels of nitric oxide, a compound associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis(6-8). Osteoarthritis currently affects 27 million Americans, with onset typically after 45 years of age(1).

“Cherries have a unique antioxidant profile that works similar to some types of pain medication,” said Russel Reiter, Ph.D., nutrition researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center, who has studied the benefits of tart cherries for many years. “This is an important link in examining the role diet can play in reducing inflammation and preventing and managing related diseases and conditions.”

Indeed, arthritis is debilitating. As people age, so is the possibility of arthritis developing. There are even cases now wherein arthritis is suffered by young people.

So as in the campaign against cancer or diabetes, in arthritis the campaign is also to eat healthy and live healthier. Lifestyle, not only diet changes are being called for.

As America ages, so too will the prevalence of arthritis. Those afflicted are already looking to foods and beverages with health-promoting properties to optimize their health. In fact, a recent survey revealed most respondents would prefer to eat or drink foods with health promoting properties over medical treatment or dietary supplements.

Reducing joint pain and inflammation were among the priority conditions(9). Also in the survey, 81% of consumers said they’d add more cherries to their daily diet if they knew the health benefits were virtually equal to dietary supplements.

One other thing we can add to our diet (as suggested by this report) are tart cherries.

Cherries are available year-round in dried, frozen and juice forms. One serving of cherries is equal to 1/2 cup dried cherries, 1 cup frozen cherries, 8 ounces cherry juice or 2 tablespoons cherry juice concentrate.

Hmmm…are cherries nice to eat? I do wonder. That’s coming from somebody who hasn’t seen cherries in the fresh form. Are they? How difficult do you think they are in incorporating to America’s diet?

Source: Fox Business

Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritic Knees and Arthritic Pain

February 11, 2008 by  
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Arthroscopic surgery (arthroscopy) is a procedure wherein damaged tissue from joints are removed.

Therefore, technically speaking, this procedure should relieve arthritic knees for example.

Arthroscopic surgery for knee osteoarthritis can include a number of different procedures.

These range from lavage, which is flushing and suctioning debris from the joint, to methods like debridement for trimming damaged cartilage and bone spurs.

Surgeons might also treat the bone itself with abrasion or microfracture to stimulate the growth of new cartilage.

BUT, according to a new review of evidence, trimming damaged tissue through arthroscopic surgery does not relieve pain and swelling in arthritic knees any better than simply flushing loose debris from the joint.

However, these findings come from studies on a broad range of patients. The technique, known as arthroscopic debridement (AD), might still improve comfort and mobility in some subsets of patients with the most common form of arthritis, the review authors say.

“Surgeons should make a careful decision about using AD for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis,” said lead author Wiroon Laupattarakasem, M.D., of Khon Kaen University in Thailand. “It should by no means be regarded as inappropriate for every knee.”

Typically, those with osteoarthritis are the ones that often undergo arthroscopic surgery.

Osteoarthritis is typically a progressive disease that affects the hands, hips, shoulders and knees, especially in older people. The condition causes cartilage — which cushions the ends of bones in these joints — to break down. Loose bits of tissue can then cause pain, swelling and poor joint function.

The said review, appears in the most recent issue of The Cochrane Library.

Possible side effects of arthroscopic surgery include a small risk of infection and blood clots. Moreover, the procedure does not stop the progression of osteoarthritis. Symptoms of the disease are likely to return over time and surgical realignment or replacement of the joint could ultimately be necessary.

At this time, clinicians must make decisions regarding arthroscopic debridement on a case-by-case basis. “There may be certain types of pathology or certain levels of disease severity for which AD can be more effective,” says Laupattarakasem.

“The only osteoarthritis patients I typically consider for arthroscopic surgery are those with mild to moderate disease and mechanical symptoms in the knee,” agreed Scott Zashin, M.D., a rheumatologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Such symptoms occur when fragments of cartilage interfere with the joint, causing a painful popping sensation or even locking or buckling of the knee.

As I have always said, anything as invasive as any surgery, doesn’t come with no risks. AS the case maybe, always proceed with caution and several opinions. It is always best to discuss your options thoroughly with your doctor.

Find more details from Center for the Advancement of Health.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Against Osteoarthritis

December 11, 2007 by  
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Researchers at the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) have associated the ingredient methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in protecting articular cartilage and reducing inflammation in osteoarthritis.

Such findings provide additional evidence that MSM is beneficial to joint health.

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been the most high profile joint health supplement ingredients to date, with MSM following in third place.

With a larger proportion of the American population aging than before, supplements focusing on joint health will likely continue to grow in popularity, especially if they can be scientifically proven to be effective.

Market researchers have time and again revealed baby boomers as a key demographic for supplement formulators and marketers as this generation is not only going to face more and more health problems as it approaches old age, but it also tends to have a greater sense of wanting to take charge of its own health, and in addition has the disposable income to do so.

The in vitro study investigated the effect of the MSM on healthy and osteoarthritic articular cartilage from post mortem human knees.

The researchers focused on cytokines – genes that are markers of inflammation and are related to cartilage degradation.

They say the study results point to a protective effect of MSM on reducing the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

The said findings were presented at the recent 2007 World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will appear soon in the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Journal.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a dietary supplement good for arthritis whose general recommended dosage is 1,500 to 6,000 mg per day.

The form of MSM used in the above study was Bergstrom Nutrition‘s OptiMSM®.

Source: NutraIngredients

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