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Edouard Pélissier

Why Croissants and Cholesterol Are Both Killers

Edouard Pélissier is a surgical oncologist, a member of the French National Academy of Surgery and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

What is the common factor underlying the most widespread contemporary diseases (cancer, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, chronic bronchitis, depression)?
We now know that systemic inflammation is what these apparently very different diseases have in common — but how does inflammation affect the organism and favour the development of disease?
That is what Edouard Pélissier explains here. As a surgeon, he has witnessed the deeply harmful effects of inflammation on the organism. But he shows us here that certain diseases can be prevented — if we combat inflammation by accepting to change our lifestyle and adopt new nutritional as well as other habits.


• A global approach to combat some of the diseases of affluent societies.
• Easy-to-follow guidelines for a healthy lifestyle, based on nutrition according to food groups, physical exercise and anti-stress methods.