Is Inflammation Linked To Obesity? | Agricultural Sciences

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Is Inflammation Linked To Obesity?

October 07, 2009


Dr. Jeremy Davis, a nutrition scientist, is part of university research team studying the impact of low-grade inflammation on the body's fat tissues.  Davis states, "You see high levels of inflammation in the fat tissues of obese people ... Inflammation likely contributes to insulin resistance, which leads to (adult-onset) diabetes.  We believe that if you can block that inflammation in the fat tissue, you can prevent the development of diabetes."  Learn more about this ground-breaking research below: