All right, I was reading article on nutrition, that focussed on content analysis of pastry-like food product for kids. I have to say that I am not sure this article would pass the imaginary smell test, although it didn't raise any serious red flags, except one. Among other things, this article said that oxidation means inflammation. It said this in connection with use of rapeseed oil in said product, saying rapeseed oil is less saturated and therefore more likely to oxidize. It then implied, that when this oxidation takes place in the human body, it leads to inflammation. Now I am no biology, medicine, or nutrition specialist, but if something is still stuck in my head from high school biology, it is that inflammation is the physical manifestation of our immune system fighting off infection, no? Apart of some autoimmune reactions, I don't see how ingesting rapeseed oil could cause inflammation.
So my question is this: is it really possible to safely say: "oxidation = inflammation"? Or is it total nonsense? Or is there some theory that could support such claim and how reliable is this theory? Isn't it just one of those hypothesis disguised as theories?
Said article is in Czech, otherwise I would link it for you.
EDIT: Article link here, you can try it with Google translate :)