What is Chronic Inflammation and Why is it Killing Us?

By
Sarah St. Pierre
Woman holding her chest and abdomen.

If it seems like you hear a lot about inflammation, you’re right. It’s become the latest buzzword in the health world. That’s because research shows a link between inflammation and many chronic conditions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and depression. 

Ever since these “diseases of civilization” began to take the place of infectious diseases, researchers have been searching for an equivalent to germ theory—the 19th-century discovery that led to groundbreaking advances including antibiotics, immunization, and pasteurization.

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