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CABI Book Chapter

Nutrition and physical activity in inflammatory diseases.

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This book presents recent developments and research discoveries in the areas of inflammation and related chronic diseases. The first part of the book provides an introduction to inflammation with special reference to aspects that can be modified by nutrition and physical activity interventions. The second part describes the effect of nutrition on inflammation, and how various nutrients (dietary fa...

Chapter 2 (Page no: 23)

Dietary fats and inflammation.

This chapter discusses the important role of dietary fats in inflammation, highlighting their impact on cells involved in the inflammatory response, as well as the lipid inflammatory mediators derived from them. Effects of specific fatty acids (i.e., saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, α-linolenic acid, marine n-3 fatty acids) on inflammation are also described.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Inflammation: an introduction. Author(s): Calder, P. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 46) Carbohydrates and inflammation. Author(s): Buyken, A. E. Brand-Miller, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 61) Alcohol and inflammation. Author(s): Bird, M. D. Kovacs, E. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Vitamin D and inflammation. Author(s): Barker, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) Vitamin E and inflammation. Author(s): Barker, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 99) Vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and inflammation. Author(s): Oliveira, A. Lopes, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 112) Phytonutrients and inflammation. Author(s): Heber, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 128) Trace elements and inflammation. Author(s): Samman, S. O'Connor, H. T. Bell-Anderson, K. S. Foster, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 145) Resistance exercise and inflammation. Author(s): Paulsen, G. Peake, J. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 167) Endurance exercise and inflammation. Author(s): Peake, J. M. Coombes, J. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 193) Obesity and inflammation. Author(s): Bulló, M. Garcia-Aloy, M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 217) Type 2 diabetes and inflammation. Author(s): Lieffers, J. Hawkins, B. Hofstra, A. Cheung, D. McCargar, L. L. Field, C. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 243) Cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Author(s): Heather, A. McGrath, K.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 260) Stress and inflammation: an emerging story. Author(s): Walker, F. R. Nalivaiko, E. Day, T. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 273) Depressive disorders and inflammation. Author(s): McNamara, R. K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 299) Asthma and inflammation. Author(s): Scott, H. A. Garg, M. L. Gibson, P. G. Wood, L. G.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 322) Inflammatory bowel disease and inflammation. Author(s): Ferguson, L. R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 338) Ageing and inflammation. Author(s): Nowson, C. Grieger, J. A. Cameron-Smith, D.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 357) Bone health and inflammation. Author(s): Kruger, M. C.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 376) Eye health and inflammation. Author(s): Jalbert, I. Golebiowski, B. Stapleton, F. J. Madigan, M. C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Human Development and Health Academic Unit, University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939106
  • Record Number
  • 20123413714