What are the true risks associated with eating a greasy meal?
February 21, 2009 9:39 AM Subscribe
What are the true cardiovascular risks associated with eating a greasy meal?
posted by hungrysquirrels to health & fitness (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Out of curiosity, over the last couple of years I've seen many people comment on various sites about the so called heart attack inducing food that Americans are eating these days. Bacon, 'Hungry Man' dinners, and oversized hamburgers are often involved. Generally things that are greasy.
I understand how arteries can clog, but my assumption is that it would take a fairly long time of eating fatty foods for clogging to become a problem. So, the question is, could a single non-healthy meal induce cardiovascular distress, or is this an internet meme? How quickly does an unhealthy greasy meal get into the bloodstream?
Not looking for a thorough explanation, just whether it's possible.