Dietary fatty acids affect plasma markers of inflammation
I find it ironic that for decades, mainstream medicine did not think that diet had much to do with the disease process. And the idea that a diet could be “pro” or “anti-inflammatory” was just short of malpractice.
This article looks into the different pro-inflammatory effects of several types of fat and their effect on markers of inflammation like fibrinogen and CRP. As expected, trans and saturated fats had a negative effect. Stearic acid, which is found in milk chocolate and cocoa butter, did raise levels of fibrinogen.
AJCN — Abstracts: Baer et al. 79 (6): 969 –