Jun 23, 2006
Women Considering Pregnancy May Want to Go Vegetarian
A recent nutritionist has suggested that women who are, or are considering getting pregnant, may think twice about eating meat and dairy products.
The added hormones found in animal products seem to increase the chances of conceiving twins or other multiples. Women who typically eat a “plant-based diet had twins at one-fifth the rate of women who consumed milk and meat.”
However, it’s not only twinning that is at issue. A diet rich in hormone-added animal products also seem to increase the risk of cancer.
The insulin-like growth hormone (IGF-1) is the problematic element in animal products. Elevated levels seem to happen quickly, one study “showed that the addition of three daily, eight-ounce servings of nonfat or 1 percent milk for 12 weeks caused a 10 percent rise in IGF-1 levels.”
Read the entire article: “A Healthier Diet During Pregnancy”