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Remarkable Effects of Fat Loss on Your Immune System

Even a small amount of weight loss can reverse many of the damaging changes seen in the immune cells of obese people.

The cells of your immune system co-exist in a delicate balance. Many factors, including diet and obesity, can alter this balance, creating immune cells that can attack your body instead of protect it.

According to Science Daily:

“... excess body fat, particularly abdominal fat, triggers the production of 'pro-inflammatory' immune cells, which circulate in the blood and can damage our bodies. In addition, other inflammatory immune cells, known as macrophages, are also activated within fat tissue.”

Researchers found that a weight loss of around 6 kg (about 13 pounds) is enough to bring the pro-inflammatory nature of circulating immune cells back to that found in lean people.

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