Journal article

Changes in Lipids and Inflammatory Markers after Consuming Diets High in Red Meat or Dairy for Four Weeks

Kirsty M Turner, Jennifer B Keogh, Peter J Meikle, Peter M Clifton

NUTRIENTS | MDPI AG | Published : 2017


There is a body of evidence linking inflammation, altered lipid metabolism, and insulin resistance. Our previous research found that insulin sensitivity decreased after a four-week diet high in dairy compared to a control diet and to one high in red meat. Our aim was to determine whether a relationship exists between changes in insulin sensitivity and inflammatory biomarkers, or with lipid species. Fasting Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α), Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor II (sTNF-RII), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lipids were measured at the end of each diet. TNF-α and the ratio TNF-α/sTNF-RII were not different between diets and TNF-α, sTNF-RII, or the ratio TNF-α/sTNF-RII showed no asso..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the University of South Australia. We thank the participants for volunteering their time and Eva Pedersen and Katja Morsky for assistance with study participants. KMT is supported by a University of South Australia Postgraduate Award, PJM is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship, PMC is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship.