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Inflammation, Lifestyle and Chronic Diseases

The Silent Link, 1st Edition

Edited by Bharat B. Aggarwal, Sunil Krishnan, Sushovan Guha

CRC Press

504 pages

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Oxidative stress and inflammation are among the most important factors of disease. Chronic infections, obesity, alcohol and tobacco usage, radiation, environmental pollutants, and high-calorie diets have been recognized as major risk factors for a variety of chronic diseases from cancer to metabolic diseases. All these risk factors are linked to ch

Table of Contents

Roles of Innate Immunity and Inflammation in the Aging Brain. Immune Modulation of Inflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Environment and the Role of Inflammation in Chronic Pulmonary Diseases: The Silent Mediator. Role of Inflammation and Lifestyle in Chronic Asthma. Inflammation in Rheumatic and Arthritic Diseases: Role of Dietary Phytochemicals. The Role of Inflammation in Skin Disease: Inflammation, Lifestyle, and Chronic Diseases-The Silent Link. Inflammation and Heart Diseases. Wound Inflammation: From Initiation to Resolution. Role of Inflammation in Infectious Disease. Implications of Inflammation for Neuropsychiatric Disease: Contributions and Consequences. Role of Inflammation in Gastrointestinal Diseases. Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Inflammation: An Issue of Modern Lifestyle. Role of Inflammation in Cancer Development. Chronic Diseases Caused by Chronic Inflammation Require Chronic Treatment: The Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle.

About the Editors

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal is the Ransom Home, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Division of Cancer Medicine's Department of Experimental Therapeutics, and chief of the Cytokine Research Laboratory, in Houston, Texas. He earned a PhD in biochemistry at the University of California in Berkeley, then underwent postdoctoral training at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. He worked for ten years at Genentech, Inc., where he isolated and determined the structure of TNF-a and TNF-? before returning to a university-based academic position.

Dr. Sunil Krishnan is director of Gastrointestinal Translational Research and associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He received his MD degree at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, and then completed an internal medicine residency at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and a radiation oncology residency at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, before joining the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Sushovan Guha is the site director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and assistant professor of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He earned his MD degree from Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India, and graduated with an MA/MPhil in microbiology and immunology from Columbia University, New York. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Guha then joined the prestigious Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at U

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED008000
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCI017000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology