Medicine’s Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios talks to Reader’s Digest about high-fat diet findings

The science is in: One simple diet change can help calm Crohn’s disease

Reader’s Digest: A new School of Medicine study found that a diet rich in healthy fats and oils may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation. The results, according to assistant professor of medicine Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios, are the first to show “how high-fat diets can alter gut bacteria to combat inflammation. … The trick now [will be] to really discover what makes a fat ‘good’ or ‘bad.’”