Microglia dictate the impact of saturated fat consumption on hypothalamic inflammation and neuronal function.

Abstract

Diets rich in saturated fat produce inflammation, gliosis, and neuronal stress in the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH). Here, we show that microglia mediate this process and its functional impact. Although microglia and astrocytes accumulate in the MBH of mice fed a diet rich in saturated fatty acids (SFAs), only the microglia undergo inflammatory activation… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.11.018

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