Article One Summary Jakulj F, Zernicke K, Bacon S, et al. A High-Fat Meal Increases Cardiovascular Reactivity to Psychological Stress in Healthy Young Adults. Journal of Nutrition [serial online]. April 2007;137(4):935-939. Available from: Academic Search Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed October 6, 2007. Cardiovascular reactivity is a stressed induced change in the cardiovascular function that has been linked to the development of the hypertension and cardiovascular disease. A diet rich in saturated fat can contribute to exaggerated cardiovascular reactivity in a short amount of time for a normal individual when compared to an individual who takes in the same calories but less fat. In this study, the researchers asked a group of healthy women to consume a high fat meal and a low fat meal of the same calories. Then the individuals were evaluated in the function of the cardiovascular system by measuring heart rate, stroke volume, systolic pressure and other vital status relating to the heart. The individual consumed a standard “high fat” or “low fat” meal and the vitals
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