Higher Risk of Sepsis Related to a High Fat Diet

A new study confirms that you can increase your risk of sepsis by eating a high fat diet .
Sepsis refers to a condition which prevents the body from being able to protect itself from infections that enter the bloodstream.
Over a period of three weeks, two groups of mice were placed on a western diet, high in saturated fat, or on a controlled diet. Researchers then found that the mice that had been on a high-fat diet had developed exacerbated inflammation.
The findings initimate that diets which contain large quantities of saturated fat, cholesterol and sugars change the inflammatory response to bacterial infection.
Sepsis is the tenth leading cause of death in American.
During the period from 1999 to 2005, nearly a million Americans died from this condition.

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