Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and Christian Medical College, Vellore have found that eating fatty food is deadly even for slim individuals.
The study says that the main issue is a gene called PAI-1, which increases the risk of heart disease. This gene is activated by fatty foods.
"Understanding these mechanisms and identifying the fat-derived factors that activate marcrophages (mutinous defensive cells) could lead to new targeted therapies for these conditions, which have increased to epidemic proportions globally but particularly in India," said lead researcher Preeti Kishore, an endocrinologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The details of the study appear in the latest edition of Science Translational Medicine.