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How can body fat cause inflammation?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology

Although it is poorly understood, we now know that fatty tissue is a major endocrine organ that produces hormones just like other organs in the body. It secretes influential pro-inflammatory chemicals, messengers that contribute to low-grade inflammation, diseases, and pain.

It is thought that as fat tissue in the body increases, the blood vessels feeding this tissue are not sufficient to maintain a normal oxygen supply and there is a localized reduction of oxygen. This oxygen deprivation triggers pro-inflammatory reactions, which can produce more cell-damaging substances in the body.

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