Argument: Trans fats increase risk of female infertility
- Debate: Trans fat ban - pro argument.
David Guiterrez. "Study: Hidden Trans Fats Boost Women's Infertility Risk by 70 Percent." Natural News. January 25th, 2007: "(NaturalNews) Already known to increase the risk of heart disease, trans fats may also increase a woman's risk of fertility problems by 70 percent or more, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [...] Researchers found that women who received 2 percent of their daily calories from trans fats -- as opposed to carbohydrates or other unsaturated fats -- were 70 to 100 percent more likely to suffer infertility due to lack of ovulation. For someone with a 2,000 calorie diet, this level of intake could be achieved by consuming just 4 grams of trans fats a day, an amount that could be found in a single doughnut or portion of french fries. 'It's really a small amount of fats that we observed having a significant effect on infertility,' said lead researcher Dr. Jorge Chavarro."