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18 August 2011

Mother's fat harms embryo

Exposing eggs to high levels of saturated fatty acids of the type commonly found in the ovaries of obese women and those with diabetes harms the development of the embryo.

Exposing eggs to high levels of saturated fatty acids of the type commonly found in the ovaries of obese women and those with diabetes can harm the development of the embryo, according to research.

Although the study was done on eggs from cows, the researchers said the findings could help explain why women suffering from disorders like obesity and type 2 diabetes can sometimes struggle to conceive.

Fatty acids in ovaries toxic to eggs

 
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