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What increases my risk for inflammation?

Cuts and injuries increase your risk for inflammation because your body takes pre-emptive action to prevent infection at the site of injury. In many cases, scientists are not sure why your immune system sends white blood cells into other healthy tissue. Some doctors believe that since it is a problem with the immune system, your risk increases when your immune system is imbalanced-that is, when you are not getting enough sleep or eating well.

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