Lecture_36_Nurtaceuticals - Lecture 26 Nutraceuticals (1)

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 26 Nutraceuticals (1) http://www.mypyramid.gov/global_nav/media_animation- presentation_eng_pc.html (2) http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx NUTRACEUTICALS and ALTERNATIVE HEALING Hippocrates once said, "Let food be your medicine." Contains Salicin converted to acetyl-salicylic acid in liver Major anti-inflammatory effects Due to block of prostaglandin synthesis- Responsible for fevers- Swelling- Feeling irritable White Willow Bark Aspirin (Bayer) Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin) Anti-inflamatory Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Only relieves fever White Willow Bark Aspirin Evidence for prevention? 1.Prevents cardiovascular disease Arch Intern Med. 2002;162:2197-2202. 2. Prevents stroke Stroke. 2005;36:1801-1807 3. Prevents Alzheimers disease BMJ 2003;327:128 Arch Neurol. 2003;60:1059-1064. 4. Prevents Parkinsons disease Coffee Caffeine Tea Theophylline Chocolate Theobromine Phenylethylamine (?) Actions: CNS- Potentiates SNS by sensitizing NE receptors- Relaxes smooth bronchial muscle Potentiates ephedrine Xanthines Ephedra Also known as Ma Huang "Herbalife" Ephedrine Sympathomimetic Effect exaggerated by aspirin Stimulants suppress appetite Exacerbates hypertension. Saw Palmetto...
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Lecture_36_Nurtaceuticals - Lecture 26 Nutraceuticals (1)

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