Making Our Arteries Less Sticky

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DESCRIPTION: Mushrooms appear to have an anti-inflammatory effect on human arterial lining cells in vitro, which may help stop the inflammatory cascade thought integral to the progression of atherosclerotic (artery-clogging) heart disease. The effects of shitake, crimini, oyster, maitake and plain white button mushrooms are compared. For more magic from plain white mushrooms, see Vegetables Versus Breast Cancer ( and Breast Cancer Prevention: Which Mushroom Is Best? ( Just make sure to cook them- Toxins in Raw Mushrooms? ( In terms of anti-inflammatory foods in general, check out Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants (, Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation (, Aspirin Levels in Plant Foods (, and Dried Apples Versus Cholesterol ( In terms of pro-inflammatory foods, see the 4-part series Improving Mood Through Diet (, Inflammatory Remarks About Arachidonic Acid (, Chicken, Eggs, and Inflammation (, and Chicken’s Fate Is Sealed ( If you missed it, please check out yesterday’s video- of-the-day ( and any of the other 500 or so videos covering more than a thousand topics at

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