A well-known adage, “we are what we eat” is taking on additional significance in the wake of studies that suggest inflammation owing to dietary inflammation can cause an uptick in age-associated diseases that are found to be chronic in patients. These ailments can include diabetes, inflammatory bowel syndrome, cancer, asthma, as well as cardiovascular diseases among other diseases that apparently stalk the human species as we age. Looking at the dietary inflammatory index (DII), and the interaction with S-Klotho plasma levels in middle-aged patients promises a revealing look at these factors.
Lifestyle Choices and the Development of the DII
Researchers note that lifestyle factors play an outsized role in terms of the dietary inflammatory index. Specifically, unhealthy dietary choices, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, have a strong link to obesity, and obesity is shown to play a role in inflammation when it comes to looking at the subject’s overall health. As the Body Mass Index (BMI) is strongly related to the subject’s inflammatory markers, as well as Klotho levels of plasma, scientists are intrigued to develop further evidence of this relationship moving forward.
Owing to the complexities of the human body, coupled with the myriad of health problems associated with the aging process, researchers are excited to note the correlation between dietary issues and the production and use of the Klotho gene in the larger picture.
Klotho Plasma Levels and Lifestyle Choices
Researchers believe that a pro-inflammatory dietary pattern, as measured with the DII could have a negative effect on the Klotho plasma levels of middle-aged sedentary subjects. These scientists have noted a positive relationship between the DII and S-Klotho plasma levels. As it stands, however, these results should be interpreted with a grain of salt. The reason for that is that the results of recent studies can only be applied to those subjects with specific biological characteristics. As such, the exploration of Klotho proteins remains a promising field of study as we look at the interaction that inflammatory diets can have on humans and our overall health picture.