Omega-3 lowers inflammation and stress in body and mind

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A high daily dose of an omega-3 supplement may reduce stress-related inflammation and help slow the effects of ageing, new research suggests. The fatty acids have been found to suppress damage and boost protection at the cellular level during and after a stressful event.

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Pain, distress and central sensitisation in arthritis

central sensitisation, arthritis pain, arthritis depression, arthritis anxiety, arthritis digestMost forms of arthritis are associated with pain and psychological distress in the form of depression and/or anxiety. It is a viscous circle as pain and depression are mutually exacerbating; both may continue even when joint involvement appears well controlled. Now a review of the evidence has found arthritis-related stress impacts the central nervous system and together with inflammatory changes may cause central sensitisation that can lead to chronic pain and distress. Continue reading