Gastric bypass surgery is associated with reduced inflammation and less depression: a preliminary investigation.

@article{Emery2007GastricBS,
  title={Gastric bypass surgery is associated with reduced inflammation and less depression: a preliminary investigation.},
  author={Charles F. Emery and Meghan D M Fondow and Carol M Schneider and Fievos L Christofi and Chantal Hunt and Andrea K Busby and Bradley J. Needleman and William Scott Melvin and Hamdy M Elsayed-Awad},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={759-63}
}
BACKGROUND Prior studies have documented elevated symptoms of depression among patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery, in addition to significant elevations of inflammatory markers including C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). No prior study has examined the relationship of changes in depression with change in inflammation among patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery. This pilot study was designed to examine the relationship of inflammation and depression among gastric… CONTINUE READING

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