Gut Microbiota: An Important Link between Western Diet and Chronic Diseases.
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A Western diet characterised by high intake of energy-dense and processed food is a risk factor for many chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases . Much of the research focus is on the high intake of fat, sugar, and low intake of fibre and fruits and vegetables . One of the underlying mechanisms linking Western diet and chronic diseases is inflammation. A dietary inflammatory index has been proposed and tested to reflect the link between diet and inflammation in different populations.
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