Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And you thought it was good for you!

Put flaxseed oil on your list of things to avoid if you're pregnant. Researchers who studied 3,354 women in Quebec found that consuming flaxseed oil during the last two trimesters of pregnancy quadruples the risk of premature birth. (Yikes!)

The study didn't find a strong correlation between premature birth and consuming other natural products - including green tea, chamomile and peppered mint (is that the same as peppermint?). It also did not show any increased risk from actual flaxseed - just the oil.


Photo by mcbill. CCL.

1 comment:

What do you have to say about that?