Thursday, May 1, 2008

Preggers? take note.

Regina Wilshire, who writes a lovely blog on nutrition, has a review of a recent study on pregnant women in India, and the effect of their diets while pregnant on their children over the first 6 years of life.

The findings:  A high folate, low B12 diet, or in lay terms, a high vegetable, low animal product diet while pregnant produces children who by age 6 are both extremely high in Adipose tissue content (not heavy, but with a high percentage of body fat) and who are already at a high stage of insulin resistance (pre-curser to Type 2 diabetes).

read more here.

read the full study here.

3 comments:

Karina said...

what EXACTLY are you trying to say here????

:P

Sarah said...

Today I'm especially glad not to be pregnant because of the rage coursing through my body from reading Ms. Wilshire's Earth Day post and just a few of the comments posted about it! I'd hate to think what THAT would do to a little growing thing. In acupuncture school do they teach you about cultivating the equanimity needed to sift through the straw-man arguments, false accusations, and vitriol that seem to completely overrun the nutrition debate for actual valuable information? :-)

Luke Weiss said...

why don't you guys comment on the posts you like??
:p