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Alarming effects of a high-fat diet on your body

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 04, 2015
We all need some fat in our diet. But too much of fat can raise our cholesterol, which further increases the risk of heart diseases. Here are some ill-effects of having a high-fat diet.
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    Are you eating too much fat?

    We all need some fat in our diet. But too much of a particular kind of fat – saturated fat – can raise our cholesterol, which further increases the risk of heart disease. It's important to cut down on fat and choose foods that contain unsaturated fat. Diets high in fat lead to obesity, which can create a large number of health concerns. High-fat foods include sweets, fried foods, butter, red meats, whole milk products, poultry, egg yolks and seafood.



    Are you eating too much fat?
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    Effect on olfactory system

    According to a study published in the journal Neuroscience, a high-fat diet can interfere with your physical senses. Your smell and adaptability to a smell can change as it can lead to structural and functional changes in the olfactory system.

    Effect on olfactory system
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    Psychological issues

    High-fat foods are bad not only affect your heart but also your brain. It affects bacteria in the gut to change your behaviour and also increasing your risk of psychological issues such as anxiety.

    Psychological issues
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    Diabetes risk

    High-fat diets have a direct connection to obesity, which is one of the leading risk factors for diabetes. Excess fat makes it difficult for human body to process insulin, to undone blood pressure levels.

    Diabetes risk
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    ADHD in children

    High-fat diets can cause behaviour and learning issues in children as it affects dopamine. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is linked to unhealthy eating habits.

    Images: Getty



    ADHD in children
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