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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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CHAPTER2

When Inflammation Is Out of Control

In This Chapter

  • Inflammation’s role in heart disease, cancer, and stroke
  • Inflammation and diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis and inflammation
  • Inflammation and allergies, acne, and macular degeneration
  • Inflammation’s link to autoimmune diseases

Inflammation is associated with, or a part of, many illnesses. The numbers of people who live with inflammatory diseases are staggering: 71 million people have cardiovascular diseases, 49 million have arthritis, 27.2 million have hay fever, 21 million have osteoarthritis, 20 million have asthma, 5.6 million have gum disease, and 2.1 million have rheumatoid ...

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