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A Smart Start for Pregnancy and Lactation

Monday, 24 November 2008 19:54
Many health-conscious women who are pregnant or breast-feeding adhere to dietary guidelines set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology that recommend limiting fat intake for the health of their babies. However, scientists now recognize that specific long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) are required for the development of a baby's brain, nerves, heart and eyes. Furthermore, research has revealed that pregnant American women do not get enough LCPs in their diet, even when they are not necessarily trying to limit fat intake.

Marcia Zimmerman, C.N.   A Smart Start for Pregnancy and Lactation   From The March 1999 Issue of Nutrition Science News