Study in Tanzania: a traditional diet causes less inflammation

In Africa’s cities, people tend to eat a western style diet, while in rural areas, a more traditional diet is common. This has consequences: Urban Tanzanians living have a more activated immune system compared to their rural counterparts. In a recent study, an international research team presents that this increased activity of the immune system could contribute to the rapid increase in non-communicable diseases in urban areas in Africa. Insights from which the Western world could also learn.

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