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Idiot's Guides: The Anti-Inflammation Diet, Second Edition by Heidi McIndoo MS RD LDN, Dr. Dr. P. Cannon

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APPENDIXA

Glossary

aerobic  Involving or improving oxygen consumption by the body, as in aerobic exercise.

age-related macular degeneration (AMD)  An eye disease that affects the macula, a part of the retina that enables you to see fine detail.

allergy  An inappropriate or exaggerated reaction of the immune system to substances that, in the majority of people, cause no symptoms.

Alzheimer’s disease  A progressive brain disease that gradually destroys a person’s memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate, and carry out daily activities.

amaranth  A grain with a high level of complete protein.

anaphylaxis  A severe, life-threatening allergic reaction.

antioxidant  Any substance that reduces damage due to oxygen (oxidative ...

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