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Danger of Just One Fatty Meal

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Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 05:05 PM Current | Bio | Archive

King Henry VIII of England is renowned for having had six wives, two of whom he executed.

But he was also an infamous glutton. He expanded the kitchens at Hampton Court Palace to 55 rooms, had more than 200 people on his kitchen staff, and offered guests meals with up to 14 courses.

While you're probably no King Henry, chances are you like to have a rich meal now and then.

The problem is that even one high-fat meal can guillotine yesterday's — and tomorrow's — best intentions.

When an international team of researchers gave a small group of men the amount of palm oil that's equivalent to what would be found in a fatty meal, the guys’ health immediately took a turn for the worse.

Here’s how:

• Their insulin sensitivity went down by 25 percent (this increases the risk for diabetes and promotes weight gain).

• Triglyceride levels skyrocketed by 35 percent.

• There were measurable increases in blood levels of glucagon, a hormone that boosts glucose levels.

If you keep eating high-fat meals, you're at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which can lead to inflammation, trigger irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), and clog hardened arteries.

Unfortunately, almost half of the everyday foods most Americans eat contain tropical oils like coconut and/or palm oil.

No wonder bad LDL cholesterol levels are elevated for 73.5 million U.S. adults, doubling their risk for heart disease.

So read all ingredient labels; dodge bad-for-you saturated and trans fats; and start treating yourself like a better version of royalty.
 

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