Nutraceuticals for chronic inflammatory diseases

Brown, Lindsay (2013) Nutraceuticals for chronic inflammatory diseases. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, 19 (4). pp. 214-221. ISSN 1326-3390

Abstract

Inflammation is clearly involved in the initial cellular changes that initiate chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes and central nervous system disorders. Inflammation increases with normal ageing, and increases further in disease states. Suppression of inflammation can delay the onset of these chronic diseases, and possibly reduce the symptoms. This suppression can occur with selective synthetic chemicals and also with natural products, some derived from foods and so defined as nutraceuticals, to reduce disease symptoms. Pre-clinical testing of nutraceuticals has been undertaken by my research group using rats fed a high carbohydrate, high fat diet to initiate inflammation, obesity, hypertension, fatty liver and glucose intolerance. This research has produced options derived from foods that may be useful for chronic treatment of inflammatory diseases in patients, especially in an ageing population.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2013 Australian Traditional-Medicine Society.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 05:50
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 04:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: nutraceuticals; inflammation; chronic disease
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26855

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