Inflammation is coming clearly into focus as a primary driver of noncommunicable disease. While it is certainly true that the inflammatory response plays a critical role in the body’s management of acute injury and infection, repeated stimulation or persistence of the inflammatory response lead to dysfunction. Chronic inflammation may manifest in nearly any area of the body, inducing symptoms related to that organ or other parts of the body via downstream effects.
A new study by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease has identified food stuffs that can help prevent chronic inflammation that contributes to many leading causes of death. Inflammation occurs naturally in the body but when