Inflammation is the Secret Killer

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The Inflammation Research Foundation was founded in 2003 as a non-profit 501c foundation dedicated to providing support for clinical research projects for the use of innovative nutritional approaches to reduce inflammation that is the underlying cause of many chronic disease conditions.

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About Us

Dr. Barry Sears founded the Inflammation Research Foundation in 2003 to undertake the high-quality clinical research needed to understand the relationship of the diet in the management of inflammation. Dr. Sears is considered one of the leading researchers in the world in the area of the dietary modulation of hormones and inflammatory responses.

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The Science

Although inflammation is central to understanding every chronic disease condition, the Foundation has focused its research on metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes; neurological diseases like depression, brain trauma, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s; auto-immune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus; and ocular diseases like AMD, retinopathy, and optical nerve damage.

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Recently Published Research

Differential Effects Of High Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Metabolism and inflammation in patients with obesity

Borja-Magno A, Guevara-Cruz M, Flores-López A, Carrillo-Domínguez S , Granados J, Arias C , Perry M , Sears B, Bourges H, and Gomez FE.  Front. Nutr. 10:1156995 (2023) 

Supplementation with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids improves peripheral immune cell mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation in subjects with obesity.

Borja-Magno A, Furuzawa-Carballeda J, Guevara-Cruz M, Arias C, Granados J, Bourges H, Tovar AR, Sears B, Noriega LG, and Gomez FE.  J Nutr Biochem  120:109415 (2023)


Sears B and Saha AK. Frontiers Nutr 8:709435 (2021)