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Anti-inflammatory Drugs Might Someday Treat Depression

Drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen treat inflammation, the body's immune response to infections or pathogens. During an inflammatory response, immune cells flood the bloodstream with proteins known as cytokines. Drugs to counteract these cytokinesare the newest generation of anti-inflammatories. Some are so new, clinical trials are still testing their efficacy and safety for human use.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The most effective way to reduce cytokines is high dose fish oil (at least 5 grams of  EPA and DHA per day).  This was shown by Harvard Medicine School more than 25 years ago.  This also explains why high-dose fish oil is also very effective in treating depression.

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