Although inflammation is a natural defensive response the body has to fight off infection, excessive inflammation can eventually lead to the damaging of healthy cells, tissues and organs. Overtime, this can cause DNA damage, internal scarring and tissue death, all of which are linked to the development of several diseases including cancer.
Inflammation has been found to be a common denominator in almost every chronic disease, according to new research. It affects more than 40% of people in the United States and can contribute to the development of major diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. The good news is that inflammation is preventable and treatable.