Friday, February 9, 2007

What may transfats do to your health?

Unfortunately, people don't recognize the role that diet can play in both man and woman: the inability to conceive a child.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health monitored more than 18,000 healthy women who were trying to conceive. They found that their chances of becoming pregnant dropped by 73 percent for every two percent increase in their calories from trans-fats. That equated to only four grams of trans-fats per day - less than the amount in a fast-food fried chicken dinner. Now try to imagine how the fast food chicken fried will do to your body?

Trans-fats can do far more damage than increasing the risk of infertility and are found primarily in baked goods and fried foods. They are known to boost the risk of heart attack, diabetes, and stroke as well. So next time when you do your shopping, please read the label. If you see the words "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" on the label, put them back on the shelf and run away.


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