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Welcome to part 2 of the ODX Inflammation Series. In this post, the ODX Research Team reviews an important concept called "inflammaging."
Aging has been associated with a perpetual inflammatory cascade that involves IL-1alpha, IL-6, and NF-kappa B. Inflammaging refers to chronic low-grade systemic inflammation associated with aging but not caused by an infectious agent.
This age-related cytokine dysregulation can contribute to chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, etc. 
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA)
Cholesterol, total, HDL
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-17
IgA, IgE, IgG
Liver enzymes (ALT, AST, GGT, LDH, alkaline phosphatase)
Lp-PLA2, Lp-PLA2 activity
Oxidative stress markers (8-OHdG, isoprostanes, malondialdehyde)
Serum amyloid A (SAA)
Vitamin D 25-OH
White blood cells (elevated)
So, our basic takeaways for an overview of inflammation include:
 Rea, Irene Maeve et al. “Age and Age-Related Diseases: Role of Inflammation Triggers and Cytokines.” Frontiers in immunology vol. 9 586. 9 Apr. 2018.
 Franceschi, Claudio, and Judith Campisi. “Chronic inflammation (inflammaging) and its potential contribution to age-associated diseases.” The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences vol. 69 Suppl 1 (2014): S4-9.
 Moeller, Mark et al. “Mortality is associated with inflammation, anemia, specific diseases and treatments, and molecular markers.” PloS one vol. 12,4 e0175909. 19 Apr. 2017.
 Martínez-Urbistondo D, Beltrán A, Beloqui O, Huerta A. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a marker of systemic endothelial dysfunction in asymptomatic subjects. Nefrologia. 2016 Jul-Aug;36(4):397-403. English, Spanish.
 Chen, Linlin et al. “Inflammatory responses and inflammation-associated diseases in organs.” Oncotarget vol. 9,6 7204-7218. 14 Dec. 2017.
 Mahan, L. Kathleen; Raymond, Janice L. Krause's Food & the Nutrition Care Process - E-Book (Krause's Food & Nutrition Therapy). Elsevier Health Sciences. Kindle Edition.