Saturday, September 20, 2008

Trans Fat Could Cause Fetal Death

MSNBC reported that a study has shown eating a diet high in trans fats could cause fetal death.

" The investigators assessed trans fat intake when the women were 39.5 years old on average. Among these women, 57 percent reported no fetal loss, 24 percent reported one fetal loss, and the remaining women had 2 or more losses."

Even Wikipedia has reported infertility under other effects of trans fats.

"Infertility: One 2007 study found, "Each 2% increase in the intake of energy from trans unsaturated fats, as opposed to that from carbohydrates, was associated with a 73% greater risk of ovulatory infertility…".

I was just reading the information in "The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies" that warns that "trans fatty acids can impaire the proper functioning of the immune and reproductive systems."

But not all trans fats are created equal.

Some foods have natural trans fat in them like fish, eggs, soy products, raw nuts and seeds, dark-green and winter vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, beets, carrots, kale, collards, cabbage, turnips, rutabega, and brussels sprouts.

Other that you should stay away from are: vegetable oils, shortening, margarine, lard and animal fat, hydroginated vetegable oils which are found in many processed foods.

Omega-3 fatty acids are a key to healthy blood.

"Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to clean the blood of fat deposits, reduce clotting, and encourage blood flow to the tissues, includign the uterus. Omega-3 fatty acids also boost the immune system and have been found to reduce certain immune cells which prevent the embryo's implantation in the uterus. The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docohexaenoic acide are also essential to in fetal brain development."

I if you are having problems staying pregnant, it might be an idea to cut out all processed foods along with the bad trans fats.

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