A messier bun in the Australian state of Victoria may be a sign of the coming apocalypse, researchers say.
A study conducted by University of Melbourne researchers has found that the bun has become a common sight at bun farm festivals in the state.
“Bun farming is the only food that we’ve got for breakfast and lunch,” Dr Robert Hall of the Melbourne University’s Department of Food Science and Food Technology told news.com.
“Bun is a very nutritious food, it has a high protein content, which means it is high in nutrients.”
But the bun is also known for its high salt content, leading researchers to conclude that the salt may have a negative effect on our health.
“Our studies have shown that people who eat more salt tend to be more likely to have diabetes, hypertension, and obesity,” Dr Hall said.
“If you put more salt in your food, that could make it more nutritious.”
The research was carried out on three occasions, with a total of 12 participants.
“One day, we had a big group of people coming together and eating a lot of salt,” Dr Johnson said.
“We found that those people were also less likely to eat healthy, balanced food and were more likely than the other groups to eat more salty food.”
Dr Hall said it was not clear whether the bun’s salty content could have a lasting effect on the health of the participants, but they did find that the participants who ate more salt were also more likely not to be eating enough fruit.
“The most interesting thing we found was that salt was associated with a decreased HDL [high density lipoprotein] cholesterol, which is associated with lower risk of heart disease,” Dr Henry said.
“[We] found that salt may be an indicator of how healthy people are, so we wanted to see if this is the case with people who were overweight.”
Dr Henry said he was surprised to find that salt did not seem to have any effect on a person’s risk of diabetes, but was concerned that the findings may not be replicated in the future.
“There is some evidence that salt has been linked to some of the health problems, but we know that we don’t know exactly what is causing that,” Dr King said.