New words – 7 December 2020

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super pea noun [C]
UK /ˈsuː.pə.piː/ US /ˈsuː.pɚ.piː/
a type of pea that is thought to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by helping to control blood sugar levels

A type of wrinkled ‘super pea’ may help control blood sugar levels and could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study. The research … suggests incorporating the peas into foods, in the form of whole pea seeds or flour, may help tackle the global type 2 diabetes epidemic.
[imperial.ac.uk, 26 October 2020]

polypill noun [C]
UK /ˈpɒl.i.pɪl/ US /ˈpɑː.li.pɪl/
a pill that contains several different drugs

A “polypill” packed with four different medications to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by up to 40 per cent when taken with aspirin, a study has suggested.
[www.telegraph.co.uk, 14 November 2020]

inflammageing noun [U]
/ˌɪn.fləˈmeɪ.dʒ.ɪŋ/
a quickening of the ageing process caused by inflammation in the body

If you’re stressed, your diet is out of whack, and your skin is feeling the effects of the colder weather, chances are you might be “inflammageing”. The beauty buzzword describes how an excess of inflammation – the body’s natural immune response to external aggressors – accelerates the skin’s ageing process.
[vogue.co.uk, 11 October 2020]

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