AARP: Choices that can help prevent everything from heart disease to type 2 diabetes.
Name any common disease associated with aging — cancer, dementia, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes — and chronic inflammation will play a role....
It's not entirely clear why this happens, though stress is known to raise levels of inflammatory compounds in the body — as does obesity, since fat cells parked deep in the belly emit inflammatory compounds when they reach a critical mass. Genetics is known to influence your susceptibility to inflammation. But diet plays a very big role, too — specifically, eating too much white flour, sugar and fried foods, and not enough fruit, vegetables and fish. READ MORE
(Source: AARP, 01/17/2021)