How the benefits of exercise can be blocked by NSAIDs and high dose supplementation of antioxidants.

Parent Episode: Dr. Charles Raison on Depression, the Immune-Brain Interface & Whole-Body Hyperthermia

Exercise exerts beneficial effects on muscle structure while also stimulating the body's inflammatory response. Even though exercise induces an initial burst of inflammation, over time, the net result is a decrease in chronic inflammation. However, exercising while taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) may blunt the initial rush of acute inflammation and negate some of the long term health effects of exercise. In this clip, Dr. Charles Raison explains that taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents or high dose antioxidants may block some of the benefits of exercise.

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