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    I was horrified when I read this report in Science Daily this morning.

    High-fat diet during pregnancy programs child for future diabetes, study suggests

    Mark, what say you?

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    The study was funded by the USDA.

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    it says right at the beginning that it's a typical western diet that happens to be high in fat. truck loads of ice cream can cause problems for anyone, not just pregnant women

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    I've seen studies where a "high-fat" diet included cake frosting. Yeah it's high in fat, but it's even higher in sugar. Studies like those just give good fat a bad rap. I think everyone agrees that high fat + high sugar/carb foods (for example cake, potato chips) are not part of a healthy diet. Just eat real food.
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    i am assuming that high fat is cupcakes with icing not coconut butter.

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    Read the article properly, they mean bad fats for the most part and make a differentiation

    Pregnant women should consume a balanced diet low in saturated fats, which are usually found in fattier cuts of meat, fast foods, pastries, and desserts. But they should also consume appropriate amounts of healthy fats, including good sources of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, which are important for their baby's brain and neuron development
    The fact that they got the actual 'healthy fats' wrong is bad though, lol. But they did try. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nion View Post
    The fact that they got the actual 'healthy fats' wrong is bad though, lol. But they did try. :P
    Yeah, better than nothing, but still, CW has a long way to go to get it right. Lumping fatty meat with pastries and not expanding on the importance of o3-o6 balance and overal PUFA minimization are serious errors.

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    I don't know what Mark would say, but we know from studies of hunter-gatherers that diabetes is virtually absent in populations that consume diets extremely high in saturated fat (the Inuit, for example). So the study does not seem to mean very much for those who stick to that diet ("Paleo" in whatever form).. But it might indicate that such populations have a heightened vulnerability to diabetes of they switch to the SAD. That would seem to fit the data. So I guess a pregnant mom might want to think about how much saturated fat she wants to consume during pregnancy. I see no reason to be "horrified." The researchers did not even offer a prediction about the supposedly heightened rate of diabetes that might result if these results can be assumed to apply to human beings. What if it were, for purposes of argument, taken as a 5% increase? Would you still be horrified?

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    I was concerned about the fact that when I was pregnant with my first daughter back in 1966, I was 10 pounds underweight (according to my doctor) and was advised to gain those 10 pounds as quickly as possible. I have to admit that I really don't remember just what I ate but I ate just about anything that was not locked down. That is not to say that I ate unhealthy foods because I have always eaten healthy, according to CW. That was long before I discovered the PrimalBlueprint way of eating. The point of this story is that the child born from that pregnancy now has Type2 diabetes.

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    All right, but how old is that child now and what kind of diet/lifestyle have they had through their life?

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