Letters: Mar. 15, 2004

THE SECRET KILLER

"The connection of inflammation to major degenerative diseases will be one of the hottest topics in medicine for years to come." STEVE FAZIA Fort Mill, S.C.

Your article on the destructive effects that chronic inflammation can have on the body answered myriad questions about the relationships among various illnesses [Feb. 23]. You provided potentially lifesaving information. I now have a new direction to pursue that may help me receive aggressive medical treatment. There was more information in this article than I have received in the past year from my family doctor, neurologist and orthopedic surgeon combined. JEAN AYOTTE...

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