NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating fatty and sugary foods is not limited to weight gain and obesity, but can cause serious life-threatening illnesses, according to a recent scientific study.
According to the site of the newspaper "Daily Mail" British, researchers found through the study of rats that fatty foods and sugary can cause blood poisoning, regardless of the level of health or weight.
At least 46,000 people die every year in the UK because of leukemia, an immune response to infection that leads to the failure of vital organs.
To confirm the results of the study, researchers led by Brooke Napier, assistant professor of biology at Portland State University, fed mice a different diet.
The first diet was the western diet (WD) , Which was described as low in fiber and high in fat and sugar, the other diet was a healthy diet rich in fiber (SC).
The study showed that mice that ate the Western diet WD Suffered from an increase in chronic inflammation, septicemia and high mortality compared to mice fed a normal diet.
"These results indicate that rats suffer from more severe sepsis and die faster because of something in their diet, not because of weight gain," said Professor Napier.
These findings may help hospitals monitor patients' meals in intensive care because they are more likely to develop septicemia, the researchers said.