According to Medscape reporter Pauline Anderson, the answer to the question, “Can food help control inflammatory pain?” the answer is a resounding YES.
“We found that about 50% of patients in total — and also in the elderly — reported their pain improved at 6 months,” so they were either much better (≥3-point increase on a 10-point visual analog scale [VAS]) or better (1- to 2-point increase), study author Lata Handiwala, PharmD, a consultant to Augur Health, an agency engaged by Primus Pharmaceuticals, told Medscape Medical News.
Medical doctors and pharmaceutical researchers are searching for solutions to the opioid epidemic as the risk of drug/drug interactions increases, especially among older patients when prescriptions begin piling up. One answer may be found in”Medical Food.”
Commenting on the study, AIPM President W. Clay Jackson, MD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine and psychiatry, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, was enthusiastic.“This is a promising study because it shows that we may be able to reduce opioid use in the elderly through a nondrug therapy [or medical food] that actually steers the body away from inflammatory molecules,” Dr Jackson told Medscape Medical News.
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