Glossary term explanation

Inflammation

Inflammation is an immune system response to an injury to cells or tissues. It is the body’s attempt to defend against invaders such as bacteria andviruses and to mend the damage done by invaders. Typically, inflammation manifests itself in the form of fever and swelling, in the swarming of white blood cells and the release of cytokines to fight against and repair injury, and in metabolic responses.
Chronic systemic inflammation has implications for the development and progression of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Several studies have indicated an anti-inflammatory role for Coenzyme Q10, but the exact mechanisms of action remain unidentified.



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