Since the beginnings of modern medicine, inflammation has been understood to be a good thing — the result of the body’s amazing capacity to heal itself. Inflammation is the way the body responds to infections and injuries, with the immune system releasing white blood cells and other factors to fight off invading pathogens and speed healing.
But in recent years, science has revealed a more dangerous side to inflammation, when the immune system is turned up too high or lingers too long — a condition known as chronic inflammation. Also called systemic inflammation, it’s when white blood cells and their chemical messengers remain on alert at a low level, causing quiet but persistent damage that can lead to other diseases. In fact, more than half of all deaths worldwide can be attributed to an inflammation-related disease.
Year published: 2022
Size: 220mm x 300mm
Material: made from premium quality paper