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High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus

03:05 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

A new study by scientists at UCLA found that when mice eat a high-fat diet, the cells in their small intestines respond the same way they do to a viral infection, turning up production of certain immune molecules and causing inflammation throughout the body. The scientists also found that feeding the mice tomatoes containing a protein similar to that in HDL, or "good cholesterol," along with the generic cholesterol drug Ezetimibe, reversed the inflammation.

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