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Idiot's Guides: The Anti-Inflammation Diet, Second Edition by Heidi McIndoo MS RD LDN, Dr. Dr. P. Cannon

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CHAPTER3

Fat Isn’t Just Fat Anymore

In This Chapter

  • Fat’s role in inflammation
  • The difference between overweight and obese
  • Calculating your BMI
  • A look at metabolic syndrome
  • Anti-inflammation diet recipes

Benjamin Franklin said, “I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as much as I mind being fat and old.”

Many of us love to eat, but if we love it too much, and we don’t exercise or otherwise counterbalance that eating, we get fat. But “fat” means more than XXL labels on your clothes. Fat makes us feel physically uncomfortable, causes inflammation, and puts our lives in jeopardy.

In this chapter, you learn about the relationship between fat and ...

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