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”
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