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High BMI causes chronic low level inflammation through many pathways.

BMI is only accurate at a population level. C-reactive protein is an easy blood test to monitor.

To my knowledge, CRP has not been reliably identified as a marker for long-term inflammatory state monitoring without a clearly identified diagnosis such as connective tissue diseases.

BTW, how does one "keep one's inflammation down"?

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