Inflammation is a hot topic in health circles, and for a good reason. Research
indicates that chronic inflammation plays a role in obesity, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, and arthritis (to name a few). And as we get older, preventing these health issues becomes increasingly important.
Not surprisingly, what you eat, drink, and supplement can impact inflammatory markers. Moreover, sleep, stress, and exercise also play a role and can increase or fight inflammation, depending on where you stand.
From drinking less alcohol to cutting back on processed meat, here are our top science-backed lifestyle tips for keeping a lid on inflammation. A few small changes can have a big impact over time.
Yes, you guessed it. Excessive drinking goes hand-in-hand with inflammation and increases your risk of various chronic conditions. However, moderate drinking might be a different story for some.
Studies show that moderate-intensity exercise curbs inflammatory activity by influencing levels of adrenaline, cortisol, growth hormone, and myokines, and diminishing the expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in immune cells.
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Concerned about your cancer risk? It might be time to cut back on red and processed meat, sugar, and alcohol and add more minimally-processed plant foods to your eating routine.
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