Thursday, September 10, 2020

IBD-Dementia link, 3

It is important to remember when attempting to understand research conclusions that they represent “on average” findings and do not say anything about a specific person. Researchers are taking a long hard look at inflammation. It is triggered by the body’
s Immune System to protect the body from foreign substances or to help heal an injury. Blood flow increases to the area along with numbers of white blood cells. This process may result in swelling, warmth, and pain. If the inflammatory process is needed to heal an injury, that’s one thing. If it is triggered unnecessarily by ingestion of foreign materials it can cause a great deal of harm. For example, having too much added sugar in one's food and beverages and high levels of foods made with refined carbohhydates are inked with elevaed levels of inflammation in the body--along with insuin resistance and weight gain. More tomorrow.

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