Inflammation and Treating Common Illnesses

While inflammation is a vital part of a healthy immune response, new research suggests that chronic inflammation plays a crucial role in a wide range of diseases — including diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's. Can controlling inflammation be an effective treatment for some of our most common illnesses?

Gary L. Wenk, Professor, Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience; Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Ann Marie Schmidt, Chief, Department of Surgery's Division of Surgical Science, Gerald and Janet Carrus Professor of Surgical Science, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Peter Libby, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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