Western Diet Might Increase the Severity of Sepsis

western diet linked to higher risk of sepsis

A new study from Portland State University in Oregon suggests that the Western diet can increase severity of sepsis, which is also called as blood poisoning.

For the study, researchers fed mice the equivalent of a Western diet which included a lot of fat and sugar had little fiber. The mice in a control group were fed the standard diet.

Having analyzed the received data, the researchers found that the Western diet could increase levels of inflammation in a number of systems in the body such as cardiovascular system, the brain, and the intestines. Moreover, the scientists noted that the mice which were fed the Western diet experienced more severe cases of sepsis and had a higher mortality risk.

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