Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Study: Pregnant Women Consuming Flaxseed Oil Quadruple Premature Birth Risk
The study has found that the risks of a premature birth quadruple if flaxseed oil is consumed in the last two trimesters of pregnancy.
A majority of pregnant women prefer to use natural health products during the pregnancy.
The most consumed natural health products by pregnant women are chamomile, green tea, peppered mint and flaxseed oil.
Many moms-to-be believe these products to be safe because they are natural. But in reality, they are chemical products and we don't know many of the risks and benefits of these products contrarily to medication, said Professor Anick Berard of the Universite de Montreal's Faculty of Pharmacy.
This is scary to me because I take flaxseed oil to get my Omega 3's. I guess you can't win - you eat fish for Omega 3's and run the risk of mercury or take flaxseed and have your baby early...