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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000071
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Role of Exercise on Inflammation and Chronic Disease

Buresh, Robert PhD1; Berg, Kris EdD2

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: CHRONIC LOW-GRADE INFLAMMATION HAS BEEN IMPLICATED IN THE ETIOLOGY OF A NUMBER OF DISEASE CONDITIONS INCLUDING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND TYPE 2 DIABETES. OBESITY AND INACTIVITY ARE KNOWN TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH ELEVATED LOW-GRADE INFLAMMATION. THIS ARTICLE BRIEFLY EXPLAINS HOW LOW-GRADE INFLAMMATION IS LINKED TO ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND DIABETES, AND SEVERAL MECHANISMS WHEREBY EXERCISE DIMINISHES INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY.

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