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Obesity in geroscience — is cellular senescence the culprit?

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Obesity and ageing are major worldwide health challenges associated with lifestyle changes and an increase in age-related diseases, characterized by chronic inflammation dubbed metaflammation and inflammaging. However, the mechanistic link between these inflammatory processes is still unknown. New findings in 2016 shed light on these issues and indicate common targets for intervention.

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This work was supported by the European Union (EU)'s H2020 Project 'Propag-ageing' (grant agreement no. 634821), EU FP7 “HUMAN”, G.A. n. 602757; and EU JPND 'Adage' to C.F.

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  1. Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, Bellaria Hospital, Via Altura 3, 40139 Bologna, Italy.

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