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Metaflammation

Inflammation is all good. It is an essential repair process that heals the body, defends it from infection.

However it is also a very powerful process, which when left unchecked causes many diseases directly (like arthritis) but also indirectly (like cancer and vascular disaeses).

A new aspect of inflammation is coming to light, its connection with chronic metabolic diseases, like obesity and diabetes.

In fact its has been given a new name ‘Metaflammation’. 

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v542/n7640/full/nature21363.html

One of the reasons this link is really important is that we are able to control with small molecule or biological therapeuti s some aspects of inflammation and thus this approach might become really useful in treating some diseases that were thought to be diet or environment influenced..and are looking to become a devastating problem in the future.