What is inflammation?
December 9, 2011 11:14 AM Subscribe
What is this "inflammation" of which they speak? Is it, you know, a real thing?
posted by Frowner to Food & Drink (22 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Paleo types talk about how diabetes, cancer, etc come from "inflammation". Do they really? What is "inflammation" in this sense? Various nutrition and calorie websites will tell you if a food is "inflammatory" or not, but there seems to be disagreement among sites about which and how much. Again, is this a real thing? I am perfectly willing to believe it, but there seems to be a lot of unclarity and handwaving out there.
I would love resources that are not from paleo writers or websites - while I am completely down with the whole "as few processed foods as possible, lots of protein and make like a tiger is chasing you from time to time" approach because it's obviously way healthier than the average US way of life, I would like something more NIH-ish, peer-reviewed, etc.