Saturday, November 14, 2009

How Inflammation causes Fatigue

We have known anecdotally that inflammation causes fatigue, but now one of the underlying mechanisms has been explained in this article in Science Daily. More on how this relates to diet coming.

How Inflammatory Disease Causes Fatigue
ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2009) — New animal research in the February 18 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience may indicate how certain diseases make people feel so tired and listless. Although the brain is usually isolated from the immune system, the study suggests that certain behavioral changes suffered by those with chronic inflammatory diseases are caused by the infiltration of immune cells into the brain. The findings suggest possible new treatment avenues to improve patients' quality of life.

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