Dietary fatty acids affect plasma markers of inflammation – (07-02-04)

Dietary fatty acids affect plasma markers of inflammation

I find it ironic that for decades, mainstream medicine did not think that diet had much to do with the disease process. And the idea that a diet could be “pro” or “anti-inflammatory” was just short of malpractice.

This article looks into the different pro-inflammatory effects of several types of fat and their effect on markers of inflammation like fibrinogen and CRP. As expected, trans and saturated fats had a negative effect. Stearic acid, which is found in milk chocolate and cocoa butter, did raise levels of fibrinogen.

AJCN — Abstracts: Baer et al. 79 (6): 969 –

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.