Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the…

Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly

Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical…

Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness

Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus — an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus — experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. But so far, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying lupus’ effects on the brain has remained murky. Surprising new link between inflammation and mental…