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Obesity-Induced Cellular Senescence Drives Anxiety and Impairs Neurogenesis

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Obesity-Induced Cellular Senescence Drives Anxiety and Impairs Neurogenesis
Obesity, a growing health problem in western societies, is associated with increased senescent cells and neuropsychiatric disorders, including anxiety and depression. Ogrodnik and colleagues found that clearance of senescent cells in obese mice alleviates anxiety. Our study provides proof-of-concept evidence that senolytics are a potential new therapeutic avenue for treating neuropsychiatric disorders.
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