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Environmental Influences on Neurodegenerative Disease: The Impact of Systemic Inflammation

Hugh Perry V.

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0025
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter deals with the effect of systemic inflammation on neurodegenerative disease. It demonstrates that inflammation may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression. This chapter shows ... More


Metabolic Consequences of Obesity

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the links between obesity and individual components of the metabolic syndrome as well as underlying biological mechanisms, such as insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, and ... More


Nutrition and cachexia

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the nutritional aspects of cachexia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. It explains that pulmonary cachexia is a frequently occurring complication in ... More


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