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Fig. 2. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sample consort.

aExclusionary criteria (other than age) were as follows. Participants were excluded if they reported using the following illicit drugs: cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or anabolic steroids. Participants were also excluded if they reported any of the following inflammatory diseases or conditions: rheumatoid arthritis/psoriatic arthritis, gout, liver disease, cancer, preventative aspirin use, or asthma attack within the past year. The following sexually transmitted infections were also exclusionary: hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV or chlamydia. Participants were excluded if they had any of the following conditions that may affect inflammation within the past 30 days: flu, pneumonia, ear infection, common cold, or stomach/intestinal illness. Participants reporting medications potentially influencing the central nervous system or inflammatory processes were excluded. For example: anti-fungals, anti-infectives, penicillin, analgesics, hormone modifiers, steroids, immunosuppressive agents, and antipsychotics.

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