Fast-Food breakfast sandwiches may slow down blood flow

// Health | Fast-Food breakfast sandwiches may slow down blood flow
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

By Sola Ogundipe

A new study suggests that fast-food breakfast sandwich has an
immediate negative effect on  blood vessels. According to HealthDay,the research is preliminary and doesn’t compare the effect of eating a couple of fast-food breakfast sandwiches to a healthier choice such as yogurt and a banana.

Still, the study hints at the dangers of unhealthy food, said co-author Dr. Todd Anderson, director of the University of Calgary’s Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.

“Even one episode of eating something unhealthy can have an effect,”he said, “and cumulatively, that can have an effect. Think before you eat.”

The purpose of the study was to examine what happens in the blood
vessels after someone eats a high-fat, high-salt meal.

The researchers recruited 20 healthy people, with an average age of 23, to undergo tests that measure how efficiently blood travels through the vessels in their forearms. Some students fasted while others ate two fast-food breakfast sandwiches, and then the groups switched.

Anderson declined to identify the brand of breakfast sandwich because, he said, its identity shouldn’t be a focus of the attention given to the research. However, he did say it’s a ham, cheese and egg sandwich — with 25 grams of fat and 450 calories — that “you could buy anyplace in America or Canada.”

Compared to the participants who hadn’t eaten recently, the blood
vessels of those who ate two breakfast sandwiches worked less efficiently two hours after the meal, Anderson said. “There was a decrease in the ability of the small vessels of the forearm to dilate and generate blood flow,” he explained.

This dilation — widening of the vessels — helps the blood get more oxygen to the body when you exercise. Other research has suggested that disruptions in this process over time make people more susceptible to develop strokes and heart attacks, Anderson said.

The study didn’t examine what would happen if someone ate a healthy meal. Anderson said previous research suggests healthy food wouldn’thave had a negative effect.

It’s also not clear what would happen if people ate this kind of food continuously, nor what different kinds of fast food (say, a hamburger and fries) would do to the blood vessels.

Comments are moderated. Please keep them clean and brief.

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Nigerian Prostitutes In Italy Reveal How Dreams Of Freedom Turned To Nightmare

The plight of trafficked Nigerian women forced to work in the sex trade has been highlighted by Paris-based photographer Elena Perlino, originally from Italy. These ... Full story

Peter Okoye Of Psquare Rushed To The Hospital After Falling Off Stage Video

Peter Okoye of Psquare can dance like Michael Jackson and has always being the one who is seen doing most of their heavy dancing. He was ...

Ini Edo’s Marriage To Phillip Ehiagwina Allegedly Crashes

New reports surfacing online allege that actress Ini Edo’s marriage has crashed. Ini Edo, who got married to her American based business man, Phillip in 2008, ... Full story

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria opens up on $9.3m arms deal

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday for the first time spoke on the controversial $9.3m cash allegedly smuggled into ...

Pastor E.Adeboye Says Abortion Is Okay If A Doctor Requests It

The GO of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says abortion is ungodly and unbiblical. He made his position known via ... Full story

Man Attempts to Commit Suicide In Synagogue Church To Prove T.B Joshua Is Not Fake

The spokesman of Emmanuel TV, the media outfit of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, Ken Emeakayi, revealed on Channels TV's Sunrise Daily programme today ... Full story

TB Joshua To Be Prosecuted In Lagos

The Lagos State Government has set up a coroner of inquest for the purpose of investigating the cause of the September 12 Synagogue Church of ...

Nigerian oil tycoon's wife sends warning to Porsha Williams, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star

More details have come out on the rumor that "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams is dating a married man. On Saturday, September ... Full story

Adokiye Kyrian - Buy my mum a private jet and eat my forbidding fruit

Sexy, Imo State-born singer, Adokiye Kyrian, once created a media storm when she disclosed that she is still 'untouched' s*xually. The talented music act who calls ... Full story

Cardinal Okogie Declares Oritsejafor Is Finished And CAN Is Damaged

In perhaps the most stinging criticism of the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), by a past leader of the body, the former ...

TB Joshua refutes allegations that he performs fake miracles

The founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, has refuted allegations that he performs fake miracles. The pastor has come under severe criticisms ...

Comment on: Fast-Food breakfast sandwiches may slow down blood flow

Rate this article

0

Featured author

chuky01

Breaking News

FALI-WEREPE LOSES DAD

Few months after throwing a big party in celebrating her 40th anniversary in the movie industry, veteran actress Modupe Johnson aka Fali-Werepe is bereaved. It ...

MIMI ORJIEKWE NAMED NAFDAC BRAND ADVOCATE

Nollywood screen goddess, Mimi Orjiekwe , has been commissioned by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control(NAFDAC) as a brand advocate for ...

Notable Nollywood Stars At BON 2014 Talent Meets Class

Ahead of the 2014 edition of the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards, which holds later in the year in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a symposium ...

Of Course There Is Change- Joy Akosa

From the year 1960, change came into Nigeria, this change might not be so much or to the standard we want it to be, but ...

My Husband Lies To Impress Me—Woman Tells Court

A 26-year-old wife, Mujidat Quadri has disclosed that her 3-year-old marriage to her husband, Gani Quadri has been plagued with series of lies.Mujidat, who testified ...

Genevieve To Begin Online Sales Of Fashion Clothing

It has been learnt that superstar actress, Genevieve Nnaji is really ready to take her fashion line business seriously like never before.Recall that some years ...

Yvonne Okoro Goes On CNN

Yvonne Okoro is being exposed to a global television audience as her face has been on international platform, CNN, for the past few days.The popular ...

Fred Amata Is Happy About My Marriage—Ibinabo Fiberesima

ghjkg | 10/1/2014 12:08:06 PM EmptyHeen is in trouble dat wat I call them Because I can't believe this is working is just like a Dream....hey ...

Wedding Scandal! Tongues Wag Over Kokoeba Ita-Giwa’s Real Mother… Groom’s Family Revolts

This is definitely not the best of time for one of the richest female Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Princess Florence Ita Giwa ...

FASHION POLICE REPORT: Victoria Kimani is One Sexy Mamacita!

fghgfd | 10/1/2014 11:09:46 AM EmptyHeen is in trouble dat wat I call them Because I can't believe this is working is just like a Dream....hey ...