Weight Loss : Anti-inflammatory

Weight Loss Promotes Reduced Systemic Inflammation.

Diabetes diet to lose weight and reduce inflammationDiabetes in an inflammatory disease that can become even more inflammatory in those with excess abdominal fat.  This is one of the reasons why this blog exists for the discussion of diabetes diet and diabetes exercise. Fat tissue is no longer thought of as simply an inert storage depot for excess calories.  It is a metabolically active part of our physiology and obesity is a chronic inflammatory disease where various pro-inflammatory cytokines (such as interleukin 6 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha) are produced by human adipose tissue dependent on the degree of obesity. Weight loss has been associated with reduced systemic inflammation.  A study in Obesity evaluated the effects of weight loss and exercise on specific biological markers of inflammation in obese individuals.  The study examined 126 healthy pre-menopausal women with a BMI of  27-30. They were randomly placed in one of three groups: 1. diet only  2. diet and aerobic exercise  3.diet and resistance exercise, until they achieved a a BMI less than 25 . Results of statistical measures of variance between the three groups indicated that the markers of inflammation decreased with weight loss. The authors concluded that, “weight loss was associated with decreases in markers of inflammation.” They also noted that the “addition of exercise did not alter the response, suggesting that weight loss has a more profound impact for reducing markers of inflammation in overweight women than exercise.”  Exercise has many other benefits that were not evaluated in the study. Even if you do not believe you have the time to add exercise to your lifestyle, start by “cleaning up your diet.”  Simply start by not eating packaged refined processed food and/or stop drinking soda. Once you have done this for a few weeks, make another healthy move—Continue to stay in tune with Nutrientology to understand what that means. Take simple steps now to gradually make this change.  Once you lose some weight you will want to exercise for the many benefits that it brings.

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About Robert Creighton

Dr. Creighton is a podiatrist and foot surgeon with over 26 years in podiatric practice treating thousands of patients afflicted with the physiological, physical, and psychological side effects and complications of diabetes and pre-diabetes metabolic syndrome. He believes these disorders present a pressing public health concern that need to be more actively addressed in a multidisciplinary way. Dr. Creighton graduated from what is now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine after receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology. He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, a member of the American Public Health Association, an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and a Member of the American Nutrition Association.

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