There is now substantial literature suggesting that fat cells contribute greatly to systemic inflammation. This appears to be one of the mediating links between obesity and a number of chronic conditions including chronic pain, metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart disease, stroke and dementia. Modifying the body mass index (BMI) has long been linked to health benefits, but the new research gives us a way to understand why this is so important. Eating a wide variety of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, along with concentrated and balanced antioxidant supplementation, appears to be wise and safe from the perspective of today’s science. [1-17]
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