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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging by Ronald Ross Watson

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Chapter 21

Anti-inflammatory Dietary Ingredients, Medicinal Plants, and Herbs Exert Beneficial Health Effects in Aging

Kiran S. Panickar and Dennis E. Jewell,    Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center, Topeka, KS, United States

Abstract

Nutrition plays an important role in attenuating some of the detrimental effects of aging. Aging in humans is associated with chronic and systemic low-grade inflammation as well as a decline in mobility, joint problems, weakened muscles and bones, reduced lean body mass, cancer, increased dermatological problems, decline in cognitive ability, reduced energy, decreased immune function, decreased renal function, and urinary incontinence. Strategies to reduce inappropriate chronic inflammation have included dietary modification ...

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