Source of Article:http://news.scotsman.com/education/Uni-scientists-discover-fatty-food.5046359.jp Friday,
6th March 2009
Published Date: 06
researchers have found that fatty foods may help reduce allergic symptoms.
study has discovered that dietary saturated fat may weaken the body's
responses to allergens.
However, while a high-fat diet may lessen the severity of allergic reactions,
it may also compromise the body's immune system.
The study, published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy, looked
at the impact of a high-fat diet on non-obese mice.
Dr Annick de Vries, a
leader of the study, said: "If people eat a high-fat diet prior to
becoming obese it may well be that they have fewer allergy symptoms, but this
could also be indicative of an immune system that is not working properly and
more research is needed.
"The research looked at the impact of fat in the diet as opposed to the
effects of obesity.
"We certainly would not advocate eating a high-fat diet because of its
link to obesity implications and numerous health implications such as
increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.