inflammation

Obesity drugs have another superpower: taming inflammation

The blockbuster medications that reduce body weight also reduce inflammation in organs such as the brain, raising hopes that they can treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. By Mariana Lenharo Immune cells (purple, artificially coloured) can contribute to chronic inflammation.Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL The latest generation of anti-obesity drugs has taken the world by storm, thanks to their effectiveness at […]

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Managing Depression as an Inflammatory Condition

Managing Depression as an Inflammatory Condition Lylen Ferris, ND | March 17, 2021 Patients with major depression have been found to exhibit increased peripheral blood inflammatory biomarkers, including inflammatory cytokines. Cytokines have been shown to access the brain and interact with virtually every pathophysiologic domain known to be involved in depression, including neurotransmitter synthesis and metabolism, neuroendocrine function, and neural plasticity. A

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