There’s something to all the flaming fuss: inflammation can be ...

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There’s something to all the flaming fuss: inflammation can be deadly

An anti-inflammatory lifestyle is in vogue, so we found out just what inflammation is, and why it's so dangerous

Linda Geddes

It’s the latest health buzzword, linked to every major age-related disease from hypertension to heart disease, dementia, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Inflammation – that same process that causes pain, heat, redness and swelling if you stub your toe or experience a throat infection – is increasingly recognised as a vanguard of frailty and ill health.

And now a plethora of books, diets and blogs advocates an anti-inflammatory lifestyle as the ultimate route to health and happiness...

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