The signs and symptoms of inflammation and weight gain

"In the body, abdominal fat is a fire in our belly."

  • Jul. 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.

A 2000 Study published in Endocrine Review showed abdominal fat in particular produced larger numbers of inflammatory mediators than other types of fat.  In the body, abdominal fat is a fire in our belly.

Obesity – Inflammation – Insulin Resistance

The more overweight you are, the more inflamed you become and the higher your tendency towards insulin resistance (pre-diabetic and type 2 diabetes).  Yet high insulin spurs inflammation!

A vicious cycle indeed.

Long term effects of inflammation include rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, autoimmune diseases, dementia and diabetes.

Obesity Leads to Brain Inflammation and Low Testosterone Makes it Worse

Low testosterone and obesity are common in aging men and each is associated with type 2 diabetes and Alzheimers disease, the study’s lead in investigator.  Anusha Jayraman PhD of the University of Southern California, “Our new findings demonstrate that obesity and low testosterone combine to not only increase the risk of diabetes, but also damage the brain.”

Signs and Symptoms of Inflammation:

Sagging, thinning skin or wrinkling


Eczema, skin rashes, hives, or acne

PMS, fibrocystic breast disease

Heart disease, high cholesterol or blood pressure


Poor exercise tolerance

Difficulty building or maintain muscle

Aches, pain, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis

Frequent gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, IBD


Autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease

Fibromyalgia, migraine headaches

Bronchitis, allergies – food or environmental

Obesity – abdominal fat or “love handles”

Fatty Liver

Diabetes type 2

Sleep disruption or deprivation – sleep is inflammatory

To be continued

Dr. Jeffrey J. Hunt Naturopathic Physician has been working in Trail for over 23 years. He is presently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment phone 250-368-6999 or visit www.huntnaturopathicclinics. com

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