SAN DIEGO — Eosinophil counts in the colon are associated with current but not incident depression, according to study results presented at Digestive Disease Week.
Anna Andreasson, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, said that eosinophils are normal in the GI tract — except in the esophagus — but they can be impacted by mood.
“People with depression often display elevated levels of inflammatory markers compared to healthy controls,” she said in her presentation. “We hypothesized that there might be a direct association between colonic

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