IL-6, TNF-alpha, CRP

Measure Definition:

Key inflammatory cytokines include interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and C-reactive protein (CRP).  For weight loss studies, they should be measured in the fasted state before, during, and after weight loss. 


Laboratory Procedure

Construct Definition (and Source):

Any procedure that involves testing or manipulating a sample of blood, urine, or other body substance in a laboratory setting. (NCI)

Selected References

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