Can one high fat meal cause damage? Big time!!!!
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
My father always says every time you eat a high fat meal of meat, dairy, and eggs you are injuring the silky smooth lining of your arteries called the endothelium and more specifically the endothelial cells (the life jackets that determine the health of your vessels). He always refers to the studies of Dr. Robert Vogel, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine for his work with the brachial artery test which demonstartes the toxic effect a single meal can have on the endothelium and how it takes nearly six hours for the health of the arteries to return to normal. If a single meal can have such an impact on the health of your 65,000 miles of veins, capillaries, and arteries, imagine the damage done by 3 meals a day/ 7 days a week/and 365 days a year. In this latest test not only does the fat pile up in the blood but watch how the heart has to work almost twice as hard after the meal to pump the blood through the vessels. Astonishing!
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