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Which types of foods are known to cause inflammation in the body?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Mostly fats: Saturated fats predispose to an inflammatory state, in part, by promoting obesity. Some the lectin may induce mild inflammation in the intestine, such as that caused by kidney beans, but this type of inflammation is not harmful, just caused flatulance and loose bowel movement. Some proteins in meats, such as carnitine, may be altered by bacteria in the gut to pro-inflammatory substances.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

I have some inflammation in my body. What is inflammation? And what causes inflammation? Is it serious?

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Dr. Rowan Paul
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
Reaction of body: Inflammation is the response of your body, specifically vascular tissue to protect against a perceived injury, threat or infection. Acute or chronic. Helps remove the injurious threat and move on to the healing phase. Our body, especially with a western diet can have too much baseline inflammation. This can lead to hardening of the arteries, possibly cancer, rheumatologic disorders, allergies.

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