A prospective study of weight change and systemic inflammation over 9 y.

@article{Fogarty2008APS,
  title={A prospective study of weight change and systemic inflammation over 9 y.},
  author={Andrew William Fogarty and Caoimhe Glancy and Stuart L Jones and Sarah A. Lewis and Tricia M McKeever and J Robert Britton},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={30-5}
}
BACKGROUND An increase in weight is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cancer. This increased risk may be mediated by inflammation, but no long-term data are available on the effect of weight gain on systemic inflammation. OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that weight gain is associated with an increase in systemic inflammation during a 9-y period. DESIGN In 1991 data on body weight and a blood sample were collected from a random sample of 2425 randomly selected adults from a… CONTINUE READING

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