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.
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)