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Has human diet a role in reducing nociception related to inflammation and chronic pain?
- Bjørklund, Geir, Aaseth, Jan, Doşa, Monica Daniela, Pivina, Lyudmila, Dadar, Maryam, Pen, Joeri J., Chirumbolo, Salvatore
- Nutrition 2019
- analgesics, antioxidants, dietary supplements, eating habits, flavonoids, ginger root, human nutrition, inflammation, minerals, nociception, pain, taurine, trace elements
- Dietary habits are fundamental issues to assess and modulate health and wellbeing but, furthermore, different nutritional panels may help people in preventing acute and chronic pain. Many substances, known to be active anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, should serve this fundamental task. Anti-nociceptive and analgesic natural compounds include flavonoids, terumbone from ginger root, curcuminoids, omega 3-PUFA, and taurine. Furthermore, a correct intake of trace elements and minerals is strategic to reduce inflammation-related pain. This review addresses these items, trying to suggest new criteria for a correct dietary supplementation to prevent pain.