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Depression’s Link to Inflammation Gains Strength

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  • Depression is increasingly recognized as a problem rooted in chronic inflammation. Cytokines and inflammatory messengers such as CRP, IL-1, IL-6 and TNF-alpha are predictive of and correlate to depression
  • Approximately one-third of depressed patients have high levels of inflammation. Anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to favorably alter neuro-chemical pathways involved in depression
  • Nutritional ketosis drives down inflammation in your body far more effectively than drugs. Animal-based omega-3 and vitamin D are also important anti-inflammatory strategies

By Dr. Mercola

Depression is increasingly recognized as a problem rooted in chronic inflammation. While other factors may also be involved, inflammation can have a profound impact on your mental health.


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