Seaweed

Alaskan seaweeds lower inflammation in RAW 264.7 macrophages and decrease lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

April 14, 2015

Alaskan seaweeds lower inflammation in RAW 264.7 macrophages and decrease lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, 14 Apr 2015, Journal of Functional Foods. Joshua Kellogg, Debora Esposito, Mary H. Grace, Slavko Komarnytsky, Mary Ann Lila NC State University Abstract Chronic inflammation is characterized by macrophage accumulation in adipose tissue, which subsequently up-regulates pro-inflammatory cytokines and promotes the dysregulation of lipid metabolism, […]

Phlorotannins from alaskan seaweed inhibit carbolytic enzyme activity.

October 22, 2014

Phlorotannins from alaskan seaweed inhibit carbolytic enzyme activity. Mar Drugs. 2014 Oct 22,  Kellogg J1, Grace MH2, Lila MA3. 1Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA. jjkellog@ncsu.edu. 2Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North […]

Research suggests Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

April 27, 2014

by: Yereth Rosen, Alaska Dispatch     Plants growing in the waters of Southeast Alaska have to be tough to withstand the strong tides, cold temperatures, relentless summer daylight and abundance of plant-nibbling species. That toughness, it turns out, can also result in health benefits for the people who eat the plants, according to emerging research […]