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Prof has radical new take on chronic disease

A new paper by UC San Diego School of Medicine professor Robert Naviaux suggests that chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and some neurological disorders may persist because the body’s natural healing cycle becomes blocked by miscommunication at the metabolic and celullar levels. (Chronic disease, according to the National Institutes of Health, causes more than half of all deaths worldwide.)

“Emerging evidence shows that most chronic illnesses are caused by the biological reaction to an injury, not the initial injury or the agent of the injury,” says Naviaux, who also directs UCSD’s Mitochondrial and Metabolic...

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