Fast Food

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Summary of Fast Food

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

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Questions and answers regarding Fast Food

Q: Is saturated fat bad for your health?

A: Saturated fat is not inherently harmful. Compared to carbohydrates and unsaturated fat, it has been linked to an increase in some risk factors for heart disease, but not directly to heart disease itself. As usual, by focusing on a nutrient in isolation, we risk missing the bigger picture: what matters most is your overall diet and lifestyle.

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Q: Does fast food make the immune system more aggressive in the long term?

A: Mice eating a high-fat, high-sugar “Western” diet experienced changes to their immune system similar to those occurring during an infection. Those changes led to more potent immune responses down the road when the mice experienced inflammation.

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"Fast Food,", published on 16 February 2019, last updated on 16 February 2019,