Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two main diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease which cause inflammation of the bowel. This inflammation is thought to be due to dysfunction of your immune system and is not due to an infection.
Even though there is no cure for IBD, new research has shown advancements in this medical field, helping those with IBD and providing them with new ways to maintain their health and quality of life.
Researchers at Tokyo University of Science (including Professor Chiharu Nishiyama) have made significant research into fighting inflammatory diseases including IBD.
The study revealed that a polyphenolic compound called “pterostilbene” or PSB, which is derived from blueberries, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Professor Takuya Yashiro, an affiliate of the with Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology, Department of Biological Science and Technology, explains the importance of PSB:
“For disease prevention, it is important to identify the beneficial components in foods and to understand the underlying mechanism by which immune responses and homeostasis are modulated in body. Our findings showed that PSB possesses a strong immunosuppressive property, paving the way for a new, natural treatment for IBD.”
The study from Tokyo University of Science shows that PSB is a promising anti-inflammatory agent to fight inflammatory disorders – it is easily absorbed and holds strong immunosuppressive properties. PSB could very likely be a revolutionary step forward to treating IBD.
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