Chronic inflammation in the body may increase your risk for several chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cardio-vascular disease, cancer, dementia and others. Weight gain and a diet filled with processed foods is linked to chronic inflammation. In addition to losing weight, choosing foods that reduce inflammation while reducing foods that are pro-inflammatory may help. Here are a couple of links to find out which foods can help and which foods to avoid. http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation Harvard School of Public Health article and arthritis foundation anti-inflammation diet.