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Sarcopenia

Post by Dreamweaver » 17 Jan 2018, 13:40

In simple terms, inflammation is a biological response to the presence of harmful stimuli, such as pathogens or damaged cells, in body tissues. As such, inflammation is supposed to last only as long as necessary to eliminate the original threat and then disappear; this type of inflammation is known as acute inflammation. By contrast, chronic inflammation drags on beyond what’s good for you, leading to damage to your tissues and potentially to a number of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or even cancer.

As we age, we tend to develop a sort of background inflammation process termed inflammaging that, albeit low-grade, constantly goes on and increases over time. Cellular senescence, among others, is one of the inflammatory sources contributing to this process.

https://www.leafscience.org/sarcopenia-and-crp/
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