Journal Club meeting February 11, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11

We have all heard the saying that “we are what we eat”. Well now we have a more specific version which goes something like “we feel how we eat”. This area of study as it relates to pain management has been around for awhile and received lots of attention with an article published in 2007 (see attached). In recent years there have been a number of follow up studies including randomized clinical trials focusing on how dietary supplements can influence certain chronic pain conditions. Preclinical studies have also contributed to the intrigue by showing how different diets can dramatically affect pain perception (see attached). These studies complement the “herbal medicine” literature and raise an interesting question related to the role of nutrition and dietary supplements in pain management. Join us for what should be an appetizing discussing that will be led by Dr. Emily Bartley.

Ruskin et al (2013) Ketogenic Diets Thermal Pain

Ramsden et al (2013) Alteration of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids for Chronic HA

Bell (2007) Food Pain Editorial