The Immune System Requires Specific Nutrients And Consumption Quantity

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The immune system requires specific nutrients and consumption quantity in order to function efficiently. Diabetes is a rising healthcare problem emerging in developed countries today as society becomes increasingly dominated by a lifestyle of sedentary work and fast pace eating habits which are causing a rise in obesity and a decrease in nutritional awareness. According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 29.1 million Americans are diabetic, which is 9.3% of the total population. With the disease on the rise, scientists are searching for answers, specifically to determine the exact cause of diabetes which is still unclear as of today. Although exactly how diabetes develops is unclear, recent research suggests that an elevated level of cytokines inflicting inflammation inside the body may play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, new experiments are taking place as scientists are recognizing that there may be underlying immune responses that play key roles in the inflammation caused by improper regulation of glucose homeostasis.
Inflammation can occur very noticeably in ways such as the swelling that occurs after an ankle sprain or the increased temperature felt when running a fever. However, not all inflammation is quite as obvious. With diabetes, the inflammation is internal and, at times, goes unnoticeable. This inflammation develops in patients with type 2 diabetes because the patient’s body does not produce enough insulin.
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