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Research has linked excess consumption of certain foods to worsened inflammation. Were you to eat these foods on occasion, chronic inflammation probably wouldn’t happen as a result of your diet. Were you to eat these foods frequently or in excess, the chances of inflammation are much higher. It’s hard to say that eating one specific food “causes” inflammation, cancer, diabetes or another other health condition. Rather, research focuses on broader dietary patterns and long-term outcomes. But it’s still good to know which foods cause inflammation so you can be aware of your eating patterns and stay informed. Here are some foods linked to chronic inflammation.