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Pizza, burgers and the like: A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism

February 16, 2017, 11:39 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists have found that even the one-off consumption of a greater amount of palm oil reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin and causes increased fat deposits as well as changes in the energy metabolism of the liver.

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