posted on September 26, 2014 08:45
What does the collapse of a toe or a splinter in a finger with the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, suffering a heart attack or succumbing to colon cancer ?.
More than you think. As scientists delve into the root causes of these and other diseases, they are starting to see links to a mechanism of immune defense, called inflammation - the same biological process that turns the tissue around a wound in red and causes swelling in the injured toe. If they are right - and evidence is beginning to be very solid - could radically change the concept of doctors what ails us. It could also be a bonanza for pharmaceutical companies looking for new ways to stay healthy.
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