Causes and consequences of low-grade systemic chronic inflammation
Chronic inflammatory diseases have been recognized as the most significant cause of death in the world today. More than 50% of all deaths are attributable to inflammation-related.
Recent research has revealed that certain social, environmental and lifestyle factors can promote systemic chronic inflammation (SCI) that can, in turn, lead to several diseases that collectively represent the leading causes of disability and mortality worldwide, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders.
So, it is up to all of us to be aware of the situation and know what to avoid and what to adjust in our everyday life to reduce such risk, and to enable the early detection and treatment of systemic chronic inflammation (SCI).
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