High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Increases The Risk Of Stillbirth

Just in case you were unsure about the whole, "Pregnant women should eat healthy" deal, a new study points out...
Just in case you were unsure about the whole, "Pregnant women should eat healthy" deal, a new study points out yet another problem of an unhealthy, high-fat diet - stillbirth. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s National Primate Research Center have found a link between a chronic high-fat diet and an increased frequency of stillbirth. Monkeys in the study that ate a high-fat diet experienced a significant 38% to 56% decrease in blood flow from the uterus to the placenta, and increased placental inflammation. Maternal obesity plus insulin resistance made the placental dysfunction worse, resulting in the higher rates of stillbirth. It's early research, but still significant. I know we talk a lot about diet and healthy lifestyle choices here, but seriously, the research against a poor diet is growing like mad. Not to beat this issue to the ground, but if you want the healthiest pregnancy and baby possible, it's very smart to eat well, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. + Source

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