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Interleukin 6

Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a proinflammatory cytokine that is thought to reflect a more inflammatory state in the body.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect interleukin 6.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Minor Very High See all 5 studies
A slight decrease in IL-6 concentrations has been noted, practical relevance unknown.
grade-c Minor - See study
A decrease in circulating IL-6 has been noted with fish oil supplementation
grade-c Minor - See study
A slight reduction in IL-6 has been reported in persons who are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome

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IL-6