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Inflammatory remarks about arachidonic acid

“Inflammatory Remarks
About Arachidonic Acid” The pro-inflammatory metabolites of
arachidonic acid from animal products are involved in more than
just neuroinflammation. They also appear to
play a role in cancer, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis,
and other autoimmune disorders. For example, last year, we discovered eating a lot of arachidonic
acid may quadruple our risk of developing the inflammatory
bowel disease ulcerative colitis. The anti-inflammatory effects
of a low arachidonic acid diet may help explain why patients with rheumatoid arthritis
improve on a vegetarian diet. It’s funny; there was an arthritis study done where they put half the people
on a vegetarian diet for a year, and they were saying how
they were worried that “For some patients it may [be] difficult to change from an omnivorous
diet to a strict vegetarian diet.” They expected some people may have felt “a decreased ‘quality of life’ when
they had to renounce ordinary food. Furthermore, a strict vegetarian diet can
put a strain on a patient’s social life. Therefore, one could envisage that the psychological distress
experienced by the newly vegetarian would increase during the study. On the contrary, [though, they] found that the patients put
on the vegetarian diet had a significantly better improvement in [their] GHQ-20 scores compared
to the omnivorous patients,” which is a measure of
psychological health. Those eating vegetarian also became
less depressed and less anxious— that was not what they expected. Now this could be a function of the
vegetarians eating less arachidonic acid, but: “Another possibility
is that the patients in the vegetarian group experienced
less psychological distress because of the clinical improvement.” Maybe they felt better
because they got better. Or as they put it: “It is reasonable to
assume that less pain, shorter duration of morning stiffness, better grip strength and less disability would impose less psychological
distress on the patients.”

4 thoughts on “Inflammatory remarks about arachidonic acid

  1. I love you Dr. Gregor! BTW, if you want a free vegan starter pack, you can Google "AFA Vegan Starter Pack" to request one. The pack has a big focus on animal rights and environmental reasons to go vegan, as well as some health info, tips on going vegan, recipes and even some stickers.

  2. Reshaping the “Good Guy” Vs. “Bad Guy” Fat Paradigm: The Tale of Arachidonic acid: http://www.brinkzone.com/articles/reshaping-the-good-guy-vs-bad-guy-fat-paradigm-the-tale-of-arachidonic-acid/

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