Journal article

Associations between socioeconomic factors and proinflammatory cytokines in children, adolescents and young adults: a systematic review protocol

Nick John Fredman, Gustavo Duque, Rachel Louise Duckham, Darci Green, Sharon Lee Brennan-Olsen

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There is now substantial evidence of a social gradient in bone health. Social stressors, related to socioeconomic status, are suggested to produce an inflammatory response marked by increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines. Here we focus on the particular role in the years before the achievement of peak bone mass, encompassing childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. An examination of such associations will help explain how social factors such as occupation, level of education and income may affect later-life bone disorders. This paper presents the protocol for a systematic review of existing literature regarding associations between socioeconomic factors and proinflamm..

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