Thursday, January 25, 2007

Infertility Donuts: The new rap on trans fats

Appetizing! You have to figure that some man-made process that forces hydrogen into vegetable oil in an industrial process has to gum up the human machine somewhere...

From The new rap on trans fats: infertility By William Saletan - Slate Magazine:

Trans fats may cause female infertility.

Data: 'Each 2% increase in the intake of energy from trans unsaturated fats, as opposed to that from carbohydrates, was associated with a 73% greater risk of ovulatory infertility,' even after adjustment for fertility risk factors. Hypothesis: Trans fats disrupt a fertility-boosting 'cell receptor involved in inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.'

Sounds like you might be able to get diabetes from it, too!

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