Inflammation Might be the Root of Preventable Disease

harvardmagazine.com

In 2007, associate professor of medicine Samia Mora and colleagues published a study of exercise that sought to understand why physical activity is salutary. They were actually surprised that reduced inflammation was the biggest explainer, the biggest contributor to the benefit of activity. The anti-inflammatory effect of exercise was much greater than most people had expected, which raised another question: whether inflammation might also play a dominant role in other lifestyle illnesses that have been linked to cardiovascular disease, such as diabetes and dementia.

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