MS May Be Controlled By Hunger-Spiking Neurons

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MS May Be Controlled By Hunger-Spiking Neurons

Postby MSUK » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:20 am

Multiple Sclerosis, Other Autoimmune Diseases May Be Controlled By Hunger-Spiking Neurons

Neurons that control hunger in the central nervous system also regulate immune cell functions, implicating eating behavior as a defense against infections and autoimmune disease development, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found in a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Autoimmune diseases have been on a steady rise in the United States. These illnesses develop when the body's immune system turns on itself and begins attacking its own tissues. The interactions between different kinds of T cells are at the heart of fighting infections, but they have also been linked to autoimmune disorders........ Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/index.cfm/nervecells
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Re: MS May Be Controlled By Hunger-Spiking Neurons

Postby Leonard » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:16 am

I think that there is a relationship.
But it is not a direct causal/caused relationship as suggested.

I think it runs via the endocrine system which is a system of fabulous complexity.
Starvation and fasting in general i.e. the hunger hormone induces a great number of biological responses.
With effects on all sort of regulatory mechanisms, the immune system, Th17 cells, etc etc.

see also http://fvl.vfu.cz/export/sites/fvl/sekc ... review.pdf
or the last few pages of general-discussion-f1/topic15188-390.html
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