Over the years, obesity has become a lifestyle disease, with people leading a sedentary life and eating processed foods, leading to extreme situations. The increased fat levels in the blood create stress for people already struggling with metabolic issues. Such is the impact that the cell wall structure is damaged, and reduced functionality is observed.
Observations about increased fat levels
Researchers from Leeds university happened to come to a conclusion when they noticed that the cells facing stress pass on those signals to other cells as well. These signals are called ceramides. However, they are initially protective and help reduce the stress in the cells. But those people with metabolic conditions facing these ceremide signals mean death for the cells, eventually worsening the person’s health situation.
Obesity in people has increased over the years leading to several chronic diseases. The increment of fat cells in the blood is a major hazard for the body. It can lead to a number of health conditions such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including type ll diabetes.
Findings paving the way for new treatments
A lot more information was gathered during the finds about metabolic diseases and obesity. Several tests on human subjects and rats showed how the elevated fat levels in the blood were of major concern. Light also was shed on how cells responded to stress.
Studies show that findings and trials are at a nascent stage. However, there is hope that it will help form new therapies or help develop a therapeutic approach to prevent cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Further along the way, these diseases will impact vital organs and hamper the person’s quality of life.