New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation. It appears that people suffering from depression are loaded with cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication. Inflammation is caused by obesity, high sugar diets, high quantities of trans fats, unhealthy diets in general, and other causes.
By treating the inflammatory symptoms of depression — rather than the neurological ones — researchers and doctors are opening up an exciting new dimension in the fight against what has become a global epidemic. This article in FeelGuide explains the inflammation theory.
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