Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?

The immune system’s response to the Western diet is similar to how it reacts to infection by dangerous bacteria, according to new research led by the University of Bonn in Germany and published in the journal Cell.  Another disturbing result of the study is that, in the longer-term, a Western diet can make the immune system become hyper-responsive to inflammation triggers.  According to the findings, even changing to a healthful diet does not seem to undo the damage.  For more details, click on the image.