In the last several decades, we’ve increasingly understood that chronic inflammation plays a major negative role in our health, contributing to the risk of developing diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and dementia.
More recently, research has revealed that the effects of inflammation reach much deeper into our physiology. Mounting data have demonstrated that inflammation changes the way we think, altering our mood and even our decision-making. This powerful information has significant implications for both individual and public health.
Read more from Psychology Today.