Inch Loss and Metabolism

Inflammation & Light

Posted in Brain, Mood & Stress, Inch Loss and Metabolism, Lungs, News & Research Worldwide, Pain, Tissue Regeneration & Recovery

Using light therapy to help the body lower inflammation in this research from Harvard. AIMS Biophys. 2017;4(3):337-361. doi: 10.3934/biophy.2017.3.337. Epub 2017 May 19. Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. Hamblin MR1,2,3. Author information Abstract Photobiomodulation (PBM) also known as low-level level laser therapy is the use of red and near-infrared light to stimulate healing, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. The primary chromophores have been identified as cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondria, and calcium ion channels (possibly mediated by light absorption by opsins). Secondary effects of photon absorption...

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Inflammation, obesity, diabetes and LED light therapy

Posted in Inch Loss and Metabolism, News & Research Worldwide

Shining near infrared light 6 times a month on diabetic, obese mice meant 5 times less inflammation in their belly fat and significantly lower blood glucose levels. More good reasons to shine with light. J Biophotonics. 2016 Sep 16. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201600088. [Epub ahead of print] Photobiomodulation reduces abdominal adipose tissue inflammatory infiltrate of diet-induced obese and hyperglycemic mice. Yoshimura TM1,2, Sabino CP3, Ribeiro MS4. Author information Abstract Systemic inflammation is closely related to the development of insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes, since the activation of pro-inflammatory pathways leads to inhibition of insulin signaling....

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