The Inflammation Research Foundation was founded in 2003 as a non-profit 501c foundation dedicated to providing support for clinical research projects for the use of innovative nutritional approaches to reduce inflammation that is the underlying cause of many chronic disease conditions.

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About Us

Dr. Barry Sears founded the Inflammation Research Foundation in 2003 to undertake the high-quality clinical research needed to understand the relationship of the diet in the management of inflammation. Dr. Sears is considered one of the leading researchers in the world in the area of the dietary modulation of hormones and inflammatory responses.

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The Science

Although inflammation is central to understanding every chronic disease condition, the Foundation has focused its research on metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes; neurological diseases like depression, brain trauma, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s; auto-immune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus; and ocular diseases like AMD, retinopathy, and optical nerve damage.

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Recently Published Research

Pilot study for treating dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with high-dose omega-3 fatty acids.

Georgiou T, Neokleous A, Nikolaou D, and Sears B.,PharmaNutrition 2:8-11 (2014)

Dissociation of C-reactive protein levels from long-chain omega-3 fatty acid status and anti-depressant response in adolescents with major depressive disorder: an open-label dose-ranging trial.

McNamara RK, Perry M, and Sears, B.,J Nutr Therapeutics 2:235-243 (2013)

Anger induced by interferon-alpha is moderated by ratio of arachidonic acid to omega-3 fatty acids.

Lotrich FE, Sears B, and McNamara R.K.,J Psychosomatic Res 75:475-483 (2013)

Upcoming Medical Conferences Discussing Research Supported by the IRF

Age Management Medical Group

Las Vegas, NV - November 6-9, 2014

London Anti-Aging Conference

London, England - Oct 9-11, 2014

Pharmacological Resolution of Inflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach

New York City, New York - October 28, 2014

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition and Pediatric Care

Mexico City, Mexico - October 31, 2014

Menopause, Andropause, and Anti-Aging

Vienna, Austria - December 11-13, 2014

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