High-fat diet – the proven method to reduce weight and stay fit – has often been questioned by scientists. While some previous clinical experiments have already highlighted the relation of cardiac syndromes with the high-fat diet, the new study, conducted by an international team of scientists has backed the hypothesis. As per the new experiment, carried out by the scientists from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the people who used to take high-fat diet frequently, are more prone to heart attack.

The research paper, published in the journal Cell Metabolism underlines that individuals who prefer to eat high-fat diet have a particular type of white blood cell, called T-cell, which can accelerate the risks of heart attack. However, this risk is extremely higher in obese people. T-cells are vital for the immune system of the body as they defend the body from infection. But the larger amount of T-cells can cause heart attacks too.

As highlighted by the new study, high-fat diet, in its positive sides, is extremely helpful for cutting fatness, burning obesity, and capping some carbohydrates in the body. But unfortunately, it also has a darker side that can pose some serious risks to cardiac wellness. The intake of a high-fat diet is responsible for triggering a particular immune system, resulting in the acceleration of heart attack risks, suggested the study published in a medical journal recently.

For conducting research, scientists took blood samples of 1,172 thin and overweight persons, who used to prefer and not prefer high-fat foods in their daily diet chart. After analysing the blood samples, they found that individuals who used to eat high-fat foods have a higher amount of T-cells which are influencing the immune, resulting in the manipulation of cardiac wellness.

The study also highlights that, the amount of saturated fat a person used to eat or drink influence the possibilities of the cardiac risks including heart stroke and heart disorders. Moreover, regular intake of high-fat diet also contributes to the rising risks of cholesterol and high blood pressure – which are the primary factors of the heart attack.

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