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NUTRITIONAL IMMUNOLOGY

Fiber-poor Western diets fuel inflammation

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The transition of Sub-Saharan Africans from rural settings and traditional plant-rich diets to urban settings and calorie-dense Westernized diets has led to specific shifts in serum metabolites and activates a heightened proinflammatory state in immune cells.

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Fig. 1: Differences in diet cause changes in serum metabolites between rural and urban dwellers, influencing the magnitude of their inflammatory responses.

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Patry, R.T., Nagler, C.R. Fiber-poor Western diets fuel inflammation. Nat Immunol 22, 266–268 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41590-021-00880-x

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