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Triglycerides in junk food are the chemical equivalent of 'hard drugs' for the brain


Millions of Americans who claim to be opposed to drug use are actually heavy drug users themselves, according to a new study out of France. Researchers from the University of Paris' Functional and Adaptive Biology laboratory recently found that triglycerides, a type of fat often found in junk foods, act on the brain in the same manner as many street drugs, exposing an epidemic of inadvertent drug addiction via the standard American diet.

High triglycerides and how to control them


More than a third of adults in the United States have high levels of triglycerides, but many do not even know what that means. Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood that has been linked to a variety of serious conditions, including heart disease, stroke and heart attacks. The American Heart Association has suggested that everyone over twenty years old should have their triglyceride levels checked at annual physicals.
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