Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

This careful study demonstrates that saturated fats increase gut permeability (i.e., leaky gut), whereas omega-3 fats decrease it .  This is important as it is the entry of gram-negative bacteria and bacteria fragments, such as LPS, that increase inflammation, causing what is known as metabolic endotoxemia.  Metabolic endotoxemia is another newly discovered inflammatory driver of obesity and diabetes.