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Inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, and excess body fat

Diabetes and heart disease are on the rise worldwide. They’re serious chronic (long-term) conditions. They have a few other things in common as well.

For one thing, they’re both considered “lifestyle” diseases. This means that they tend to occur in people with certain lifestyles (i.e. not-so-awesome nutrition and exercise habits, etc.).

They’re also both linked with excess body fat, as well as inflammation.

While there are several links and risk factors, today we’re going to talk specifically about inflammation. Then I’ll give you some tips how to improve your nutrition and lifestyle.

NOTE: None of these are a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any of these conditions, make sure you’re being monitored regularly by a licensed healthcare professional.

Inflammation

Types of inflammation – Acute vs. chronic

What inflammation does

Chronic inflammation and diabetes

Chronic inflammation and heart disease

Inflammation – Excess body fat

Nutrition and lifestyle upgrades

Anti-inflammatory diet

Inflammation – Sugar and starch

Inflammation – Dietary fat

Inflammation – Dietary fibre

Inflammation – Exercise

Inflammation – Sleep

Conclusion

Diabetes and heart disease are serious conditions. They have a few things in common, namely excess body fat and increased levels of inflammation. Inflammation can be healthy if its fighting an infection or healing a wound, but chronic inflammation is associated with many serious conditions.

There are a lot of nutrition and lifestyle issues that can contribute to chronic diseases. There are several ways they can do this; inflammation is just one of them.

The good news is that there are are several nutrition and lifestyle factors you can improve. These include eating less sugars and starches, eating more fish, nuts and dietary fibre, and getting regular exercise and quality sleep.

NOTE: None of these are a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any of these conditions, make sure you’re being monitored regularly by a licensed healthcare professional.

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