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What is inflammation and what affects it?
What is inflammation and what affects it?
Written by Nightingale Health
Updated over a week ago

Chronic low-grade inflammation is a steady, low-level inflammation throughout the body that indicates disease risk.

Ever noticed how sometimes your tissues around injuries and infections swell up? That’s acute inflammation, our body’s way to fight damage and heal. However, there is another kind of inflammation that doesn’t belong in a healthy body—chronic low-grade inflammation. Low-grade inflammation is often related to excess fat mass, especially in the abdominal region.

Recent scientific studies have found that this kind of inflammation plays a central role in the development of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart illnesses. So, it’s an important health indicator to track.

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