4. Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

Unlike acute inflammation conditions, chronic inflammation is slow and lasts for months or years. In some instances, chronic inflammation is triggered by autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Even if chronic inflammation doesn't develop into a full-blown condition, it may be a risk factor for chronic health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Many health problems have an inflammatory component.

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