New study revelations: JUST one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver.
What is the side effect of 1 burger meal?
Scientists found that just one instance of fat intake causes an immediate increase in fat accumulation and slows down liver metabolism. This is the equivalent to the amount in a rich meal like sausage and mash.
This could go a long way to showing why consistently fatty diets lead to a whole host of problems. This includes insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The fatty food study
In a study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a German-based team investigated how 14 lean, healthy people react to fat.
Prof Michael Roden’s lab at the German Diabetes Centre is the lead investigator. He has investigated how a single episode of high saturated fat intake affected insulin sensitivity. He also looked at how this affected markers of metabolism in humans.
What did the fatty junk food study revealed?
They found that one instance of fat intake led to immediate increases in fat accumulation and alterations in liver metabolism. This is the equivalent to the amount of a single rich meal.
Using example foods such as a pepperoni pizza, or cheeseburger and chips, they discovered the worrying changes each dish has on the body. This includes insulin resistance and higher glucagon levels in the blood.
Prof Roden said: “One such meal would probably be sufficient to induce transient insulin resistance. It certainly be sufficient to cause impair hepatic metabolism, which necessitates the activation of hepatic defense mechanisms.”
These observations indicate that saturated fat ingestion lays the foundation for metabolic diseases. This causes rapid effects on liver metabolism and fat storage.
I know many people like the easy life and enjoy the burger type food. However, if only one burger, pizza or sausage and mash potatoes can do this to your liver, why take the chance?
It is definitely better to eat healthy food and end up with a non fatty liver. And no type 2 diabetes etc.
You know the facts, so take positive action 😉
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