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How is Inflammation Important to Aging?


Updated December 19, 2006

Question: How is Inflammation Important to Aging?
Answer: Inflammation is caused by an immune reaction on the cellular level. It can be caused by infection or allergies, but also by many lifestyle factors including:

Inflammation has been linked to many things that we associate with aging, including wrinkles, arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Much inflammation can be reduced or prevented by changing our habits and environment or following an inflammation-reducing diet.

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