Signs of chronic or acute inflammation have been demonstrated in most cardiovascular diseases of multifactorial pathogenesis, including atherosclerosis and chronic heart failure, according to studies. Chronic inflammation may be a causative factor in a variety of cancers. Inflammation, which is often described as redness, swelling, warmth, and pain in certain parts of the body, is a natural process through which body heals after an injury. It’s how the immune system protects you from viruses and bacteria. The problem is when the swelling gets out of control. Some foods such as processed meat and refined grains are known to be pro-inflammatory. Others curb it.