How Cytokines Affect Your Health
In the last decade, researchers have found these tiny proteins play a big role in the major health conditions we face today including insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
One cytokine – C-reactive protein – has been found to predict the occurrence of heart disease in healthy people.
Because blood sugar stimulates the release of cytokines, researchers have explored the link between blood sugar, CRP and the adverse cardiovascular events associated with diabetes. Studies have found that fasting glucose is significantly and positively associated with CRP, meaning the higher the blood sugar level, the more C-reactive protein produced in the body and the more inflammation.
Reduce Cytokines for Lower Levels of Inflammation (and a Longer Life!)
The good news is your lifestyle – and especially your diet – plays a profound role in the level of inflammation in your body. Learn more about reducing harmful cytokines that promote systemic inflammation in these articles:
- Reduce Inflammation with a Low Glycemic Diet
- Do You Know Your CRP?
- Walnuts Reduce Inflammation
- Fruits and Veggies Reduce CRP
- Cherries Reduce Inflammation by 25%