Research has found that a high-fat diet can lead to a higher risk of heart attack, according to the Hindustan Times.
The study, published in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research, led by scientists from the University of Reading (UK), has found that a high-fat diet can over-activate a destructive protein. heart attack, which increases the risk of a heart attack, is called Nox2.
The researchers looked at the effects of a high-fat diet on levels of oxidative stress on the heart cells of mice.
The results found that the cells of the mice had twice the level of oxidative stress, and resulted in the heart cells being 1.8 times larger due to cardiac hypertrophy which is linked to heart disease, according to Hindustan. Times.
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First author, Dr Sunbal Naureen Bhatti from the University of Reading, said the study showed that a high-fat diet can damage heart muscle cells.
There seems to be a shift happening at the cellular level when mice fed a high-fat diet that causes a lot of protein, which is normally harmless, becomes overactive.
Dr Bhatti added that, although preliminary, this study clearly demonstrates that a high-fat diet carries a risk of causing significant damage to the heart, according to the Hindustan Times.
The researchers focused on the protein that increases oxidative stress in the heart.
The study found that mice fed a high-fat diet had twice as much of this active protein, which also increased levels of oxidative free radicals, which are responsible for controlling oxidative stress. cellular functions and activities – related to pathological damage of the body.
One of the major causes of stroke and heart attack is that these oxidative free radicals, by causing programmed cell death, make the body ischemic, leading to myocardial infarction, Stroke is very dangerous, according to Hindustan Times.
* Harm of eating too much fat.
Consuming too much fat is harmful to health. According to Live Strong, regularly eating too much fat in the diet can lead to problems such as:
•Weight gain and obesity
•Heart disease and related problems, like high blood pressure
•High blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels
• Type 2 diabetes
• Insulin resistance
• Fatty liver disease
• Neurodevelopmental problems in children and neurological problems in adults
• Gastrointestinal problems, which can also cause problems with the immune system and inflammation
• Increased risk of age-related vision loss
Many of the dangers of eating too much fat start with small problems – like weight gain, digestive problems, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
* Are all fats bad?
However, these problems can often be corrected by simply eating a healthier diet. In many cases, it’s not even necessary to reduce fat intake, just to consume healthier fats, according to Live Strong.
The health risks of eating too much fat are often caused by consuming unhealthy fats.
Although fats have a bad reputation, not all dietary fats are created equal.
In fact, some fats have health benefits and are even considered essential for health.
There are several types of fat that you can consume on a daily basis, according to Live Strong.
* Monounsaturated fatty acids:
Monounsaturated fats, such as oleic acid and other omega-9 fatty acids, are abundant in vegetable oils and butter or coconut.
* Polyunsaturated fatty acids:
Polyunsaturated fats, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, are found in some vegetables and seafood. These are very healthy fats that play a role in the health of many different parts of the body, including the immune system, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. They can also help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and some are even used to treat health problems.