Obesity Causes Inflammation

Posted on December 23, 2008. Filed under: inflammation, Obesity Dangers | Tags: , , , |

Over the years, I have read many articles that discuss the concept of excess body fat causing an inflammation response in the body that can be deadly. Studies have shown that excess weight in the mid-section seems to be the most dangerous.

Inflammation can be responsible for the following conditions: thrombosis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, and insulin resistance.

Scientists now are looking at fat as an organ.  They found that the fat cells “adipocytes” have several jobs.  Adipocytes release vital energy-producing fatty acids and also store the fatty acids for later use.  It is also responsible for releasing hormones that help to regulate body weight.  Scientists have learned that for the overweight and the obese they are also releasing inflammatory chemicals.

By controlling the amount of fat storage in your body you will improve and prevent many diseases.  Eating less and having healthy food choices along with exercise on a regular basis are still the best ways to treat obesity and prevent disease.

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