weight gain linked to inflammation

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When you have excess levels of inflammation, your body may respond by storing fat, says Myers. Add stress to the mix, and the elevated levels of hormones can change how your body processes food, leading to more fat and, long story short, an increase in inflammation in your body. Of course, a healthy diet is important to breaking the cycle, but reining in chronic stress may be even more critical, Myers says.