Inflammation is meant to be a lifesaver. These types of short-lived immune responses keep us healthy. If the inflammation process doesn't halt when the threat is stabilized, it becomes a chronic, rather than a temporary, condition.
Have you ever heard someone say they are addicted to cupcakes? What about ice cream or any other type of food? Well, they aren’t just using the word “addicted” as a figure of speech, at least according to one new study.