In the quest to understand the causes and early symptoms of diabetes and other chronic diseases, metabolic inflammation often comes up. What is it, and what is its role in the early onset of these diseases? This article delves into the definition of the term, its presentation, and likely effects. What is metabolic syndrome? The… Continue reading Metabolic Inflammation: What Is It?
Obesity is characterized by a low-grade chronic state of inflammation in which the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-6, and CRP are increased. It is a state in which there is an over-accumulation of subcutaneous and/or abdominal adipose tissue. This adipose tissue is no longer considered inert and mainly devoted to storing energy;… Continue reading Obesity: Low Grade Chronic State of Inflammation Proinflammatory Cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6 and CRP)
Insulin is misunderstood by many, including patients and even physicians. Most physicians think of insulin as a hormone that pushes glucose into the cell by opening a channel. However, the truth is that insulin is primarily a fat-storage hormone and shifts metabolism from fat use as energy to fat as storage. In the absence of… Continue reading Insulin: What Most People Get Wrong