PREFERRED TERM
inflammation  
DEFINITION
  • Obese organisms have higher levels of inflammation-associated messengers. As researchers investigated where these signals originated and their relation to increasing body weight, they discovered that the accumulation of excess fat tissue leads to the recruitment of immune cells into the tissue. [Source: Encyclopedia of Obesity; Inflammation]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/inflammation
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