Inflammation, Lifestyle and Chronic Diseases: The Silent Link

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-07-27
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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As a discussion on the role of inflammation in chronic disease and the effect on lifestyle, this text looks at cancer, autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases, pulmonary diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, metabolic diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. It examines the links between the diseases and risk factors such as chronic infections, obesity, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, environmental pollutants, and high-calorie diets. It covers anti-inflammatory agents made by man and Mother Nature as potential therapeutics to the symptoms and presents research on how the suppression of proinflammatory pathways may provide opportunities for both prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Editorsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xvii
Roles of Innate Immunity and Inflammation in the Aging Brainp. 1
Immune Modulation of Inflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Alzheimer∆s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosisp. 41
Environment and the Role of Inflammation in Chronic Pulmonary Diseases: The Silent Mediatorp. 57
Role of Inflammation and Lifestyle in Chronic Asthmap. 89
Inflammation in Rheumatic and Arthritic Diseases: Role of Dietary Phytochemicalsp. 101
The Role of Inflammation in Skin Disease: Inflammation, Lifestyle, and Chronic Diseases-The Silent Linkp. 131
Inflammation and Heart Diseasesp. 157
Wound Inflammation: From Initiation to Resolutionp. 183
Role of Inflammation in Infectious Diseasep. 203
Implications of Inflammation for Neuropsychiatric Disease: Contributions and Consequencesp. 247
Role of Inflammation in Gastrointestinal Diseasesp. 299
Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Inflammation: An Issue of Modern Lifestylep. 327
Role of Inflammation in Cancer Developmentp. 345
Chronic Diseases Caused by Chronic Inflammation Require Chronic Treatment: The Anti-Inflammatory Lifestylep. 373
Indexp. 447
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