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Anti-Inflammatory Foods Can Reduce The Risk Of Chronic Disease

March 22, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A University of Alabama professor of personal health says the body’s natural response to injury – inflammation – is a good thing until it becomes chronic and out of control. That’s when it can lead to all sorts of health problems, including cardiovascular disease. Lauren Whitt says inflammation caused by obesity can be controlled through weight loss and eating the right kinds of foods. Among the anti-inflammatory foods she recommends: citrus fruits high in antioxidant vitamins C and E; dark, leafy greens high in vitamin K; tomatoes rich in the potent antioxidant lycopene; and wild-caught salmon, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. She also advised eating more foods straight from the farm and fewer processed and fried foods.
Lauren Whitt, "Foods Can Help Fight Inflammation", News release, University of Alabama at Birmingham, March 22, 2013, © University of Alabama at Birmingham
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