Inflammation seems to be blamed for everything from heart disease to mood disorders to obesity. But how does this somewhat nebulous idea of too much inflammation tie into our genes? It seems that some people have a more sensitive immune system and are more prone to inflammatory reactions.
Inflammation and IL-17:
Interleukin-17 (IL-17A gene) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that is produced by T-helper cells. It is part of our immune system - necessary in times of injury or pathogenic infection ...
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Genetic variants only give you part of the picture -- your lifestyle, diet, gut microbes, and environment all interact with your genes.
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