Chronic diseases, inflammation, and spices: how are they linked?

@inproceedings{Kunnumakkara2018ChronicDI,
  title={Chronic diseases, inflammation, and spices: how are they linked?},
  author={Ajaikumar Bahulayan Kunnumakkara and Bethsebie Lalduhsaki Sailo and Kishore Banik and Choudhary Harsha and S Thenkabail Prasad and Subash Chandra Gupta and Alok Chandra Bharti and Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal},
  booktitle={Journal of Translational Medicine},
  year={2018}
}
Extensive research within the last several decades has revealed that the major risk factors for most chronic diseases are infections, obesity, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, environmental pollutants, and diet. It is now well established that these factors induce chronic diseases through induction of inflammation. However, inflammation could be either acute or chronic. Acute inflammation persists for a short duration and is the host defense against infections and allergens, whereas the chronic… CONTINUE READING
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