Impaired mononuclear cell immune function in extreme obesity is corrected by weight loss.

@article{Saltzman2007ImpairedMC,
  title={Impaired mononuclear cell immune function in extreme obesity is corrected by weight loss.},
  author={Edward Saltzman and J. Christopher Eagon and Marco Colonna and S. Klein},
  journal={Rejuvenation research},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={41-6}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with an increased prevalence and severity of infections. The mechanism(s) responsible for the increased risk of infections is unclear. We evaluated the effects of excessive adiposity and weight loss on peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) chemokine (macrophage chemoattractant protein-1 [MCP-1) and cytokine (interferon-gamma [IFNgamma]) production, which is an important component of the immune response to infectious pathogens. METHODS Lipopolysaccharide… CONTINUE READING

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