Inflammation in the body causes us to age prematurely and favor diseases such as cancer. A study shows why people in the countryside eat healthier.
According to the specialist portal Thieme, silent inflammation increases the risk of chronic diseases and can significantly promote the aging process. Antioxidant-rich foods, moderate media consumption, plenty of exercise, and adequate sleep * should the internist and geriatrician Dr. med. According to Peter Niemann, they can stop inflammatory processes in the body, as shown in a Thieme press release.
Many studies show the positive effect of an anti-inflammatory diet. A new publication, in which the University of Bonn contributed, among others, sheds light on the effect of nutrition on health. To do this, the researchers compared the diet in western industrialized nations traditional Tanzanian food. One of the reasons for the investigation was the fact that Tanzanians who live in cities, have a more activated immune system and accordingly suffered more often from non-communicable diseases than their fellow men in the country. One explanation for this seems to be the different diet, as can be seen from a press release from the University of Bonn. In the cities, people tend to have a Western diet, while in rural areas a more traditional diet is more common.
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City dwellers eat more saturated fats and processed foods
The investigation was conducted among more than 300 Tanzanians, some of whom live in Moshi city and some in the countryside. The team of researchers from the Radboud university medical center in the Netherlands, the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Kilimanjaro Clinic Research Center in Tanzania found that the immune cells of the participants from Moshi produced more inflammatory proteins. The people examined had no health problems and were not sick, but an activated immune system can increase the risk of lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseasesAccording to the press release.
Analyzes showed that metabolic products from food have an impact on the immune system. Rural participants had higher levels of flavonoids and other anti-inflammatory substances in their blood. The traditional Tanzanian rural diet, which is high in whole grains, fiber, fruits and vegetables, contains high amounts of these substances. “People on an urban diet high in saturated fats and processed foods have been found to have elevated levels of metabolites involved in cholesterol metabolism“Says Prof. Dr. Mihai Netea, researcher at the LIMES Institute and Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation at the University of Bonn and at the Radboud university medical center in the Netherlands.
Western lifestyle promotes the development of chronic diseases
The researchers emphasize that a Western lifestyle and eating habits favor chronic diseases. Prof. Dr. Joachim Schultze from the DZNE and the LIMES Institute said: “We have shown that a traditional Tanzanian diet has a positive effect on inflammation and immune system function. This is important because rapid urbanization is underway not only in Tanzania, but also in other parts of Africa. ”Migration from the countryside to the city leads to changes in diet and goes hand in hand with a rapid increase in diseases of civilization, which the local ones Heavily burdened health systems. The researchers stress that prevention is important, and that diet can play an important role in this. (Press release of the University of Bonn / jg) * Hna.de belongs to the Germany-wide Ippen-Digital editorial network.
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