It has recently been reported that saturated fat can lead to inflammation in the immune system.
Findings in the journal Cell Metabolism are reporting that it may be a good idea to avoid fatty acids. An alkaline diet approach may be one way to do this, as it is a diet high with fruits and vegetables.
Tlr4, an immune system receptor that is used to protect the body against harmful cells, is compromised by dangerous fatty acids when they take the form of other cells. This allows the dangerous cells to get past the receptor, and ultimately damage the immune system, which can cause it to feel inflamed.
The researchers came across a finding that could help kill off the offending fatty acids, however its still relatively new and not that well known. The researchers determined further testing needed to be done on these kinds of drugs.
In the meantime, it is recommended to stay away from large amounts of saturated fat to keep the immune system healthy.