Chronic Inflammation Associated with Unhealthy Aging
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Recent studies show that chronic inflammation of the body leads to a greater chance of unhealthy aging.
Interleukin-6 is an indication of inflammation that has shown researchers that those who are exposed to interlueukin-6 have a larger risk of developing age-related diseases. Heart disease and diabetes have been linked to this study, but research is still being conducted as to the specific cause of inflammation other than smoking, diet and chronic disease.
Researchers form the Whitehall II study in the United Kingdom collected information from 3044 participants over 35 years old to explain the link between aging and chronic inflammation. After years of experiments, the researchers were able to determine that after 10 years, participants with high levels of interleukin-6 have greater chance of becoming susceptible to diabetes and are at risk of respiratory complications.
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SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association Journal, September 2013
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