Medical college of Georgia at Augusta University states the harmful effects of high-fat diet is equally harmful for both sexes. This study was published in the American Journal of Physiology in the heart and circulatory physiology section. According to this research, a high-fat diet for males can equally increase blood sugar levels in their body. This further makes the person more susceptible to other related diseases like diabetes, kidney disease, glomerulonephritis and sleep apnoea.
This experiment was conducted on rats and within four weeks it was found that male rats have increasing blood pressure levels. While hypertensive response is seen in female rats after the four week high-fat consumption, it is still under study.
Women More Prone to Weight Gain and Higher Blood Pressure
Scientifically, women are more likely to be more obese than men. In addition, the connection between rise in blood pressure and increase in body weight is stronger in women. Thus, the study was conducted in order to test the level of response from female body comparatively. During these four weeks it was noticed that food intake was less meaning calorie intake did not increase. However, females ate more of the high-fat part. Although the male counterparts started gaining more weight and continued so throughout the time period.
High-Fat Diet Can Increase Blood Pressure Levels
The high-fat diet was increasing the blood levels of triglycerides and decreasing in males/ Triglycerides are a type of fat that possesses risk of cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, the blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels are not seen to be affecting either of the sexes. In conclusion, T cells increase blood pressure on high-fat diet and helps in changing the fat cells, ultimately affecting immune system.