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Chronic Inflammation and Disease

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by Jones P
Inflammation is a hot topic in medical research, the news, and health communities, because it is being linked to a variety of health conditions and diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer disease, and cancer. In fact, the presence of inflammation has been an important factor in understanding how some diseases develop and what can be done to try to manage them. It’s not surprising that these exciting finds have led to a trend of products, diets, and lifestyles reported to improve health by decreasing inflammation. With any health trend, it is important to know learn more about the condition to understand how or if these health steps can affect your well-being.
 

RESOURCES

American College of Rheumatology
www.rheumatology.org

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Rheumatology Association
http://rheum.ca

Canadian Arthritis Network
www.arthritisnetwork.ca

 

References


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De Rooij Sr, Nijpels G, et al. Low-grade chronic inflammation in the relationship between insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular disease (RISC) population: associations with insulin resistance and cardiometabolic risk profile. Diabetes Care. 2009 Jul;32(7): 1295-1301.


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Franks AL, Slansky JE. Multiple associations between a broad spectrum of autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammatory diseases, and cancer. Anticancer Res. 2012 Apr;32(4):1119-1136.


Manabe I. Chronic inflammation links cardiovascular, metabolic, and renal diseases. Circ J. 2011;75(12): 2739-2748.

 

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