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Anti-Inflammatory Diets

 

Last updated 8/3/2017 at Noon



When your body detects an invading germ, the immune system responds by sending white blood cells and antibodies to kill the bacteria or virus. When the battle is over, the attack is called off, the white cell count returns to normal, and the body returns to a surveillance mode. This process is called “the inflammatory response”.

A blood test for one of the many proteins involved in this battle. C-reactive protein can be used to measure and track the inflammatory response.

When C-reactive protein is measured in large groups of people, we find that study participants have persistently e...



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