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

Use of novel high-protein functional food products as part of a calorie-restricted diet to reduce insulin resistance and increase lean body mass in adults: A randomized controlled trial.

Johnson CS, Sears B, Perry M, and Knurick JR. ,Nutrients 9:1182 (2017)

Polyphenols: Novel applications in human health.

Sears B. ,CellR4 5:e2437 (2017)

Omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease: Do placebo doses give placebo results?

Sears B. ,CellR4 5:e2302 (2017)

Upcoming CME Conferences Sponsored by the IRF

Pro-Resolution Nutrition Certification Course

April 20-21, 2018, Mexico City

Pro-Resolution Nutrition Certification Course

May 8, 2018 Palermo, Sicily

Pro-Resolution Nutrition Certification Course

May 10, 2018 Madrid, Spain

Pro-Resolution Nutrition Certification Course

June 11-12, 2018 Sao Paulo, Brazil