Is Fat Consumption A Sickness?

The holidays bring out so many types of dietary temptations, with a heavy emphasis on sugar and fat. A study conducted at the University of Gothenburg suggests that consuming high levels of fatty foods can suppress immune system function. Researchers fed lab mice a diet where 60% of the calories came from lard. Not only did these rodents get fatter, a number of them died because their immune systems were unable to fight off bacteria in the blood.

The Bigger Picture: Beat down unhealthy temptations with waistline friendly protein smoothie recipes from OptimumSmoothie.com. A number of holiday themed treats have been added in the past few weeks, and new ones are being posted every day. That's because of the prize packages randomly awarded during ON's 12 Days of Fitness give-away. Check yesterday's Breaking News post for details. Search #12dayfit to follow the Team_Optimum action on twitter.
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