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Trans Fat Cause Infertility Too!

Could the trans fat ban lead to a baby boom?

Recent research from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that women trying to get pregnant should avoid eating trans fats:

...trans fats can interfere with the activity of a cell receptor involved in inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, Chavarro and his team note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Drugs that activate the receptor have been shown to improve fertility in women with a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome.

Even if you're not trying to get pregnant it is a good idea to stay away from trans fats to save your arteries.

The FDA requires that food containing a half gram of trans fat per serving or more has to be listed on the label, but foods with less than a half gram can claim that they have zero grams of trans fat.

Fit's Tip: To truly cut trans fats out of your diet, read the labels and avoid foods with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils listed in the ingredients.

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rubialala rubialala 10 years
I was going to say that I'll eat more trans fat cuz I don't want any more babies...but then you had to go and say the thing about healthy arteries. Oh, well. ;)
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 10 years
This is why I love the Sugar sites... Well I will be putting down the Doritos bag...thanks for this info.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
wow! that is a good point about saving $ on fert drugs!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
PCOS is not a huge deal, I have to be on meds for it though and it might be hard for me to get pregnant some day. Hope your testing goes well, honeysugar! :)
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
this knowledge would save alot of women from expensive fertility drugs and the such...
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I'm sorry you have PCOS cc. I'm going through testing right now to find out what's wrong with me. (hugs)
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
Wow a lot of women would cut out junk food if they knew about this.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I have PCOS. It sucks. :(
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