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'No Such Thing as Too Little Junk' - Fat-Filled Products Can Deteriorate Your Health

Update Date: Nov 05, 2015 02:12 PM EST

An unanticipated news for all the junkaholics out there as despite stressing on the adverse effects of junk food, sugar coated items have once again topped the list in terms of unhealthy food products.

Being a junk addict is a piece of cake, seems tempting right? But do keep a track of all the calories you are taking in! It's time to cut down the junk consumption as it can possess life threatening consequences.

According to the researchers behind the study, there is no such thing as too little junk. Recent research has maintained that consuming 1,300 calories per day for a continued month can actually have hostile, adverse effects on one’s life.

Unhealthy, fat-filled food items can bring in new conditions such as abdominal fat, high blood pressure, heightened level of cholesterol and blood sugar level, collectively known as metabolic syndrome. For those who are already under the influence of the mentioned conditions, taking in a bit of junk food can further magnify and deteriorate their conditions.

The above mentioned syndrome can trigger serious concerns such as heart failure and cardiovascular disease and even diabetes.

Daily Mail quotes

Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal, said: 'Eating junk food is one of those situations where our brains say "yes" and our bodies say "no". 'Unfortunately for us, this report shows that we need to use our brains and listen to our bodies. 'Even one unhealthy snack has negative consequences that extend far beyond any pleasure it brings.'

The study involved two groups for the examination. The first group incorporated 10 healthy male individuals, whereas the latter group consisted of men who were under the influence of metabolic syndrome. Both the groups were then given high fat milkshake and their respective blood samples were later on accumulated. The results showed that people with metabolic syndrome exhibited some alterations in their blood samples. In the end, the healthy group was also given a dose of unhealthy snacks for four weeks.

The results displayed some changes similar to those individuals with metabolic syndrome. The results contributed for health workers and nutritionists who are bound to advise patients on their respective diets and everyday eating habits.


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