Talk:Anti-inflammatory

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Inhibit healing?[edit]

It would seem to me that, intuitively, if inflammation is part of the healing process, then preventing inflammation would inhibit healing. I'm fairly sure that supposition is wrong, but I'd like to know why it's wrong. ASWilson (talk) 17:14, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Yes I'm wondering the same thing. The article mentions in passing that inflammation is a "problem" - but it doesn't say *why*. ··gracefool 02:12, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
  • It is correct that turning off inflammation too much can cause great harm. That is why some of the cox inhibitors have been taken off the market.CaptainSeeker (talk) 07:53, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


For one thing, inflammation hurts. For another, it can trigger undesirable second-order effects (other medical conditions that you wouldn't have if the inflammation hadn't caused them). WhatamIdoing (talk) 03:59, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
Too much inflammation causes all manner of harm in the body, playing a key role in cancer, heart disease, altheimers, and many more. Oh, and "itis" mean inflammation, so all the diseases ending in "itis" are also related to inflammation. For more information, see the 2004 Time Magazine article: The Secret KillerCaptainSeeker (talk) 07:53, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


TNF-inhibitors[edit]

TNF inhibitors suppress inflammation. Shouldn't they be mentioned in the article ? Rod57 (talk) 03:05, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Puzzling "seven" in 1.3[edit]

Not urgently important but should eventually be looked into: In the third paragraph of subsection 1.3, the word "seven".Svato (talk) 19:40, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

oily fish (which contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids)[edit]

higher levels compared to what, exactly? How much more?96.24.93.114 (talk) 03:13, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

When compared to other fish. --Khajidha (talk) 17:59, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

More info on diet[edit]

There is lots of information on the Internet about anti-inflammatory diets. Only a small bit made it to Wikipedia. I would love it if someone qualified would expand this section and perhaps create an article. Some question I have:

  • Why do refined carbs cause inflammation? What about whole grains?
  • What is the mechanism for any food to cause inflammation? Does it happen during digestion or metabolism?
  • Why are saturated fats inflammatory?
  • Why are omega 3s anti-inflammatory? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.27.127.42 (talk) 16:11, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
There is a lot of information available on the internet but some is not considered to come from reliable sources. Dr Wells's Food Pyramid is not an obvious reliable source. jmcw (talk) 16:55, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
The whole Anti-inflammatory foods section is poorly sourced and much of the content will have to go unless WP:MEDRS quality sources are provided. - - MrBill3 (talk) 04:03, 23 April 2014 (UTC)