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Dairy and Inflammation

Dairy is a popular part of every meal all over the world. However, many people are worried that it can trigger many inflammatory responses in the body and lead to certain health issues. In fact, this is still a controversial debate, even for scientists. In this article, we will take a look at the link between dairy and inflammation, along with scientific evidence to support this claim.

What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation is a natural mechanism of the body to viruses, bacteria, or injuries. When these triggers penetrate or occur, special chemical elements are released, including bradykinin, prostaglandins, and histamine. They help fight against these pathogens and aid in repairing or healing damaged tissues. Inflammation can be acute chronic. Acute inflammation typically lasts several days and plays an important role in recovery from infection or injury. However, when it becomes chronic, harmful damages can occur to other organs and tissues. Possible causes of chronic inflammatory responses include untreated injuries, infections, autoimmune illnesses, and diet. [1]