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’.
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.