High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Stillbirth

Average American daily fat intake is 34% of daily calories.  Research has found that feeding a high-fat diet (32% of calories) to both lean and obese monkeys decreased uterine blood flow 38-56% and increased placental inflammatory cytokines, compared to a low-fat diet (14% fat). These changes occurred in both the normal weight and obese animals. …

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Low-fat Weight Loss Diet Better at Slimming Waist Size

A study of obese subjects on either a high-fat or low-fat weight loss diet found that although both groups lost weight, only the low-fat group showed a significant reduction in fat mass, waist circumference, increased brachial artery blood flow and improvement in hormone balance. The high-fat diet actually impaired brachial blood flow with no improvement in hormone balance.PositiveTip: A low-fat…

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