Obesity Triggers Autoimmune Diseases Like Crohn’s Disease, Study Says

Obesity Triggers Autoimmune Diseases Like Crohn’s Disease, Study Says
A recent study published in Autoimmunity Reviews by Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld highlights the major role that obesity plays, due to adipokines, in triggering and also prolonging autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis result from the immune system attacking its own body. These conditions affect 5 to 20 percent of people worldwide. According to Dr. Shoenfeld, the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for

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