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High Fat Food Fatigue

by Otis Day

The food you eat could be affecting how alert you are during the day.

Researchers studied the daytime sleepiness/alertness levels of healthy, non-obese people, aged 18 to 65, who were normal sleepers.

Higher fat consumption was associated with increased daytime sleepiness while higher carbohydrate intake was linked with increased alertness. There was no relationship between protein consumption and sleepiness or alertness.

With excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue so common in the modern world, it seems that a diet high in fat lowers alertness and that could have an impact on a person's ability to function and to deal with safety issues they come across.

High-fat diets are also associated with increased risk for certain cancers and heart disease.

The complete story is at healthyliving.msn.com