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High Fat Diet Activates Early Inflammation in Mouse Brains, Supports Link to Neurologic Disease

January 16, 2023

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5-15 mins
Blog Microscopic Red Tissue Fat Scientific
Presented by Health Lab

Could there be a possible connection between metabolic dysfunction and cognitive impairment? Researchers at Michigan Medicine have discovered that a high-fat diet promotes an early inflammatory response in the brains of mice through an immune pathway linked to diabetes and neurologic diseases. Sarah Elzinga, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies at Michigan Medicine, discusses the evidence suggesting a role in obesity and diabetes, making patients more vulnerable to cognitive impairments.

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