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Obesity linked to changes in immune cells

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Scientists have been working on creating an “obesity drug” that’s main purpose is to decrease the inflammatory protein called PAR2. This protein in the abdominal fat tissues of overweight and obese people has increased the way immune cells function when there is too much fatty acids consumed in a person’s diet.

According to health news report by Science Daily on Dec. 2 there is now proof that obesity is an inflammatory disease. The inflammation portion of the disease is more serious than most people realize. Overeating without exercising alone isn’t the only factors that cause some individuals to become obese.

Michele Obama created the program “Let’s Move” to give parents and children a better understanding on nutrition. In the latest news release from the Washington Post on Dec. 2 it seems that the dietary daily intake for schools latest breakfast and lunch programs is not as healthy as the programs initially recommended. Evidence proved that these two meals contain more sugars and solid fats than is recommended for an entire day. In fact, the meals were 15 percent higher than the maximum daily requirements thresholds.

Within a health report published by The FASEB Journal they have discovered that "This important new finding links obesity and high fat high sugar diets with changes in immune cells and inflammatory status, highlighting an emerging realization that obesity is an inflammatory disease," said David P. Fairlie, Ph.D., study author from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland, in Bribane, Australia. "Drugs designed to block certain inflammatory proteins, as in this report, may be able to prevent and treat obesity, which in turn is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, limb amputation, and cancers."

Obesity is a major health concern that should be managed to prevent more serious illnesses!

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