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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