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Title: Cytokines and weight gain
Post by: eye2dry on May 06, 2019, 10:31:11 AM
Hi there.

Anyone have or know of a study that is credible that shows any connection
between cytokines and weight gain?

Thanks,shelly
Title: Re: Cytokines and weight gain
Post by: Deb 27 on May 09, 2019, 12:48:47 PM
https://www.cell.com/trends/endocrinology-metabolism/fulltext/S1043-2760(14)00040-X

Interesting topic eye2dry......

Did you suspect there was a connection or do you feel you have this problem? I have diabetes along with Sjogrens so it's probably true for me. However, a lot of people with auto immune diseases lose weight when they flare, so I don't know???
I am seronegative and have problems keeping my weight down. It's a very tough struggle but I also have hypothyroid/Hashimoto's.
If you google it, lots of stuff comes up. No surprise.
Title: Re: Cytokines and weight gain
Post by: Maria3667 on May 09, 2019, 03:58:22 PM
Hi Shelly,

I'll believe you straight off the bat! Anything I can scapegoat for my weight gain is fine by me! As long as I don't have to go on another diet, calorie counting, etc.... Lol

On a serious note though: hormones & antidepressants are my usual suspects, but who knows cytokines add weight to the scales too... Mine are probably out of whack seeing the aches & pains throughout my body!
Title: Re: Cytokines and weight gain
Post by: eye2dry on May 09, 2019, 07:19:17 PM
Thank you Deb and Maria.
As I understand it.....my RA causes inflammation......this then produces cytokines which is
our bodies form of a type of cortisone.
As you know, cortisone makes you gain weight...as I have been on it initially for 6 months back in 2010.

Shelly