DUPRI presents Tom McDade, PhD - Three common assumptions about inflammation and aging that are probably wrong

DUPRI Seminar Series, January 16, 2020, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, 270 Gross Hall

Thomas McDade, Professor; Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research; Director, Laboratory for Human Biology Research; Northwestern University

Title: Three common assumptions about inflammation and aging that are probably wrong

Chronic inflammation is implicated in many diseases of aging, and it is a potentially important mechanism linking environments and health over the life course. But this understanding is based almost exclusively on research in affluent industrialized populations, which are epidemiologically and ecologically unique in comparison with most populations globally, and historically. A comparative, life course approach challenges key assumptions of the chronic inflammation paradigm, and points toward promising directions for future research.

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Thomas McDade, PhD
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270 Gross Hall
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Jenny.tung@duke.edu
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