Obesity, metabolic syndrome and depression, is inflammation the underlying link? | Charles Raison

Parent Episode: Dr. Charles Raison on Depression, the Immune-Brain Interface & Whole-Body Hyperthermia

The link between obesity and behavioral cognitive problems is likely mediated by elevated inflammation since fat cells are significant producers of inflammation. Recent studies have connected cognitive-behavioral disturbance, body mass index, and inflammation. A linear relationship exists between obesity, inflammation, and response to medication. In this clip, Dr. Charles Raison discusses how a pro-inflammatory environment, such as that which occurs with obesity, can contribute to the risk of depression.

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