Childhood Obesity: Immune Response and Nutritional Approaches

  title={Childhood Obesity: Immune Response and Nutritional Approaches},
  author={Thea Magrone and Emilio Jirillo},
  booktitle={Front. Immunol.},
Childhood obesity is characterized by a low-grade inflammation status depending on the multicellular release of cytokines, adipokines, and reactive oxygen species. In particular, the imbalance between anti-inflammatory T regulatory cells and inflammatory T helper 17 cells seems to sustain such a phlogistic condition. Alterations of gut microbiota since childhood also contribute to the maintenance of inflammation. Therefore, besides preventive measures and caloric restrictions, dietary intake of… CONTINUE READING
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