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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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CHAPTER1

Understanding Inflammation

In This Chapter

  • What’s so bad about inflammation?
  • Aging and inflammation: inflammaging
  • The C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • A look at the CRP and diet
  • Anti-inflammation diet recipes

We now know inflammation is a leading player in many of the diseases that can make life miserable and even cut it short. But the good news is if you control your inflammation by following an anti-inflammatory diet, you may be able to control and even prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and many other health problems.

In this chapter, we give you basic information about inflammation—how it’s involved in numerous diseases, ...

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