Obesity Increases Inflammatory Hormones

Obesity has been found to be a low grade inflammatory state with fat cells producing a host of inflammatory hormones that lead to comorbidity. Weight loss decreases proinflammatory C-reactive protein, TNF, IL-6 and leptin and increases the anti-inflammatory hormone adiponectin produced by fat cells.PositiveTip: Drink 6-8 glasses of water, exercise, eat a low-fat diet of whole…

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Maternal Warmth and Inflammation

Low socioeconomic status is known as a risk factor for a multitude of medical illnesses, including increased levels of inflammatory markers such as interleukin (IL)-6. A new study has demonstrated that maternal warmth in early life affects inflammatory measures in adulthood, irrespective of socioeconomic status, suggesting that specific gene pathways are altered by the quality…

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