Higher levels of the inflammatory C-reactive protein were discovered in older breast cancer survivors who experienced cognitive issues. The study is one of the first long-term assessments linking chronic inflammation to cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors.
Diets high in guar gum, a dietary fiber and common food additive extracted from guar beans, limit inflammation and delay the onset of multiple sclerosis in mouse models.
Sleep deprivation alters the structure of DNA inside immune cells and increases the number of immune cells, which causes them to overreact and spark inflammation. The study found catching up on sleep does not reverse this effect.
Using large data sets, researchers determined children on the autism spectrum can be broken into three subgroups based upon co-occurring conditions, and those subgroups are associated with different prenatal risk factors. Infections, anti-inflammatory and other complex medications were associated with one group, while joint disorders and immune system problems were associated with another. The third subgroup was associated with overall pregnancy complications. Researchers have developed a new blood test that can for autism and prenatal risk factors for ASD.
Steroids prescribed for a range of inflammatory conditions alter the structure and volume of grey and white matter in the brain. The findings shed light on why people who use medical steroids may experience psychological problems, including anxiety, mania, and depression.
Western diets high in sugars reduce the number of Th17 inflammatory cells in the guts of mice, setting off a chain of events that lead to metabolic diseases, prediabetes, and obesity.
Afimetoran, a newly developed pill to treat lupus, not only prevents lupus-like symptoms in mice, it also reverses signs of organ damage caused by the disease and prevents death. The medication is now undergoing phase 2 clinical trials to assess its effectiveness in lupus patients.
DKT, a Japanese herbal remedy containing ginger, pepper, ginseng, and maltose, reduced symptoms of colitis in mice, a new study reports.
Consuming green vegetables and adding a daily chlorophyllin supplement helps alleviate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, researchers report. Additionally, chlorophyllin supplements help significantly reduce mortality risks associated with IBD.
Researchers identified a pathway that begins in the gut and ends with a pro-inflammatory protein in the brain that appears to contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease.