Need Another Reason to Not Eat Fat?

Mice fed a lard-based diet over a long period got worse at fighting bacteria in the blood, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy.

The mice fed the lard-based diet derived 60% of their total calories from fat. They were compared with mice fed a low-fat diet, where no more than 10% of their calories came from fat. As expected, the mice on the high-fat diet got fatter. A more surprising result was that their immune system was less active.color> The white blood cells got worse at dealing with bacteria in the blood, which could have contributed to many dying of sepsis.

Overweight people are also at a greater risk of acquiring infection, for example in connection with an operation. In mice, the thesis shows that it is fatty food rather than obesity in itself which affects the ability to fight off sepsis caused by bacteria.

Ran 10.02 miles in Zone 2. Included the infamous hills of Iroquois Park and beautiful Southern Parkway. I was able to keep my heart rate in the 155-160 range for the entire run, only moving into the low 160’s on the hills. Felt good and my time was great for a Zone 2 run. Total time was 1:19:39 (7:56 min/mile pace)
I was looking forward to posting the chart from RunKeeper, but unfortunately it when haywire and when I got back and looked at my route on the computer, it was completely off…not sure what happened…the changes in elevation would have looked pretty cool. :(

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