Glycans play a vital role in keeping us healthy but are also involved in most major
diseases. As we age, the balance of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory glycans in our
Various inflammatory effectors like excessive or unsuitable diet or fitness regimen, hormone
changes, surrounding environment, ethnic background, etc. can cause an imbalance between pro
and anti-inflammatory glycans. This leads to low-grade systemic inflammation, which can speed
up the process of ageing and increase the risk for many diseases.