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Study: Even one high-fat meal is trouble

Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 09/17/06http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=8eb30787a6d0b6fb Texans love their beef and fried vegetables, but a new study found just one of these meals could cause heart trouble. The study, published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, found that one fatty meal could cause temporary heart damage. The Heart Research Institute in Australia fed participants a meal high in saturated fats. The results found that a single high-fat meal can prevent a person’s HDL or “good” cholesterol from safeguarding the body against clogged arteries. “The meaning of this study is that even after one high-fat meal there is some, at least temporary, damage that may lead to heart attack and problems,” said Dr. Yochai Birnbaum, a cardiologist at The University of Texas Medical Branch.



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