How Western Diet can Aggravate the Immune System

Frequent intake of fast food can cause weight gain and increase the risk of diseases but it is more serious than just a mere weight gain. The body''s immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high-calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body''s defenses more aggressive in the long term.

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