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Anti-inflammatory diet

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Background

  • An anti-inflammatory diet consists of foods that will create anti-inflammatory prostaglandins rather than pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. Prostaglandins, made from dietary fats, have many functions; for example, they are involved in vasodilation, bronchodilation, inflammatory reactions and the regulation of cell proliferation. The main idea of an anti-inflammatory diet is to avoid "bad" fats and to consume only "good" fats.

Diet

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Theory/Evidence

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References

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