The main reason why a Western diet is bad for our health is that it stimulates oxidative stress. A recent study showed that this oxidative stress increases inflammation, which “switches off” the expression of the peptide NaKtide in fat cells (adipocytes), causing systemic inflammation through the signaling Na,K-ATPase pathway. This leads to changes in the […]

Most of us have combination of 3 fat cell types: mostly white, less beige and even less brown. According to a recent study, beige fat cells, or adipocytes, have a calming effect on the brain, bringing down the inflammation, caused by the more common white fat, and providing protection from dementia.