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Study Shows Nordic Diet Can Fight Harmful Inflammation In Fat Tissue

January 16, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
The genes of participants in a Finnish clinical study, whose diet comprised whole grains, fruits, vegetables, canola oil, low-fat dairy and fish – the so-called “Nordic diet”, were much less likely to express inflammation factors in subcutaneous fat tissue, even without weight loss. Scientists believe the adverse health effects of being overweight or obese are caused by inflamed fat tissue. The study suggests that the Nordic diet can be used to fight low-grade inflammation in fat that is linked to a number of chronic diseases.
M. Kolehmainen et al., "Healthy Nordic diet downregulates the expression of genes involved in inflammation in subcutaneous adipose tissue in individuals with features of the metabolic syndrome. ", American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 16, 2015, © American Society for Nutrition
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