This Café Scientifique featured a panelof three experts (from left to right): Drs. Samuel Asfaha, Chris McIntyre and David O’Gorman
Inflammation is becoming increasingly popular as a “buzzword” for health claims and advice. Chronic or long-term inflammation is being implicated in all major illnesses: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, and even depression and cancer.
On the other hand, acute inflammation is part of the body’s natural response to infection and tissue damage. This happens when the immune system fights against something that may turn out to be harmful – it is crucial to the healing process.