High-fat, high-calorie diet, heart, kidneys

Laboratory animals fed a high-fat, high-calorie diet showed a rapid increase in body weight, heart rate, blood pressure, and glomerular filtration rate. The rabbits developed tachycardia (fast heart rate) and retained sodium. The changes occurred very quickly after the rabbits were placed on the high-fat diet. A single high-fat meal is capable of impairing vasodilation of blood vessels. (American Journal of Hypertension 12:826-829, 1999)
Copyright 1999 Phylis A Austin


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