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Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania. Named “oleocanthal” by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, similar to the action of ibuprofen. The finding is significant because inflammation increasingly [...]

Joint Forces: Glucosamine found to enhance pain reliever

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Glucosamine, a supplement used for arthritis and joint pain, boosts the pain relieving power of ibuprofen, according to a new study by Temple University researchers. They say the combination could allow patients to take a lower dose and get the same pain relief with fewer unwanted side effects. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or [...]