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Study reveals how high-fat diet during pregnancy increases risk of stillbirth


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Thu, Jun 02, 2011, 10:46 pm CDT

What kinds of foods did the additional fat in the diet displace? Did the fat come attached to extra protein?

What KINDS of fat?

Different fats are either pro- or anti-inflammatory (just to name one of many facets). Neglecting to differentiate types of fats leads me to believe that they did what just about every researcher has done for the past 80 years when they manipulate macronutrients: simply pouring hydrogenated vegetable oil on the feed.

These details are important. Leaving them out keeps nutritional science -- particularly that performed by medical doctors -- on about the same credibility level as alchemy.

Also, the "typical American diet" is not really high in fat. It's high in carbohydrates and the wrong kinds of fat.

(I realize you're just reprinting this press release, so my comment is here only because I can't comment elsewhere. Thanks for being a virtual pincushion! Foot in mouth)


Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Fri, Jun 03, 2011, 7:12 am CDT

The paper doesn't say much more about the methods either.  Only says that the High fat diet was one that consisted of 32% fat with no specifics on the type of fat.  It doesn't look like they used vegetable oil, but a higher fat content feed.

Article: http://endo.endojournals.org/content/152/6/2456.full

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