On the other hand, the more closely people followed a Western diet
- a diet that is high in saturated fats and red meats and low in fruits and vegetables - the more likely they were to develop depression.
The Western diet
is based on high intake of red and processed meats, French fries, refined grains, sweets, and desserts.
To better understand these unexpected findings, bone marrow progenitors for major immune cell types were isolated from mice fed a Western diet
or healthy control diet and a systematic analysis of their function and activation state was performed.
To assess the effects of EGCG on consumers of a Western diet
, Liu and her colleagues separated young adult mice into three groups: a group of mice fed a HFFD; a group fed both a HFFD with two grams of EGCG in every liter of drinking water; and a group fed a standard diet.
Pinpointing the exact mechanism can help researchers develop therapeutics to counteract the negative effects of a Western diet
on colorectal cancer.
Researchers discovered that Western diets
, poor in fiber-rich whole plant food, do not provide nourishment for the microbes.
They were given scores based on their dietary styles and how much they adhered to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet - which has been designed to reduce blood pressure and includes high intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, such as peas, beans and lentils, low-fat dairy products and whole grains, and low intake of salt, sweetened beverages, and red and processed meats - and Western diets
Our results showed that pNaKtide was very effective at ameliorating the development of NAFLD and atherosclerosis associated with this Western diet
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of the typical Western diet
The most important risk factors seem to be linked to diet, especially the consumption of meat, sweets and high-fat dairy products that characterize a Western diet
The mice didn't gain much weight or have changes in insulin or cholesterol no matter what they ate: a fat-and-carbohydrate-laden Western diet
, traditional Mediterranean or Japanese diets (usually considered healthy) or low-carbohydrate, fat-rich fare known as the ketogenic diet.
The benefits that come from eating a Mediterranean-style diet do not exist with a traditional Western diet
, which tends to include more red meat, processed foods, sodium, refined grains, unhealthy fats (saturated and trans) and added sugars.