This just in: Overeating is bad


A recent test done by SUNY-Buffalo endocrinology experts had normal-weight adults fast overnight and then eat a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, a Sausage McMuffin and two servings of hash-brown potatoes–not at all an unheard-of amount of carbs and calories and fat for an American meal.

Compared to a control group who had only a 10-ounce glass of water after the fast, “the calorie-laden breakfast increased levels of free radicals, C-reactive protein and nuclear factor-kappa B, a protein that triggers the release of inflammatory chemicals.”

When you eat like this, your body is in an inflamed state for several hours, says the article. Then if you eat another lots-of-bad-stuff meal, you prolong the condition.  Inflammation contributes to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

As if we needed more evidence that our fast-food lifestyle is dangerous to life…