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Some Facts About Dietary Inflammation

The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) was created to measure how inflammatory foods are to your body and organs, thus providing guidelines to consumers and doctors. Did you know:

Scientific evidence links inflammatory diets to many conditions that cause disability and death in the United States, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Many cancers (especially colorectal cancer)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Arthritis & joint pain
  • Combined, these conditions affect well over 50% of the population in the United States alone.
  • Treating these conditions costs our healthcare system an estimated $600 billion per year.
  • The DII-based inflammatory reduction counseling system known is designed to help people adjust their diet and adopt more anti-inflammatory foods.
  • If 25% of the population affected with inflammation-related disease enroll in IMAGINE, healthcare costs would be reduced by $75 billion a year.

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