Friday, April 4, 2008

Pregnant Women Warned about Trans Fats

More bad news about trans fats: they not only make you fat, but, if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, they'll make your baby fat too.

Eating foods rich in trans fats while pregnant or breastfeeding could lead to fatter babies, new research has suggested.

Trans fats - which are contained in some biscuits, cakes, pies and crackers - have been linked to heart disease.

The new study on rats found that babies had a higher chance of being fat if their mother ate trans fats in pregnancy or while lactating. Read more

 
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