Category Archives: Phagocytosis

Study shows obesity causes microglia to start eating neural connections.

Obesity increases risk of age-related cognitive decline and is accompanied by peripheral inflammation. Studies in rodent models of obesity have demonstrated that impaired hippocampal function correlates with microglial activation, however, the possibility that neuron/microglia interactions might be perturbed in obesity has never been directly examined.  Now, a study from researchers at Augusta University has shown that when a high-fat diet

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