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Gals on Atkins Risk No Children

Posted - Jun. 29, 2004 at 6:20 a.m.



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Women eating a high-protein diet such as Atkins may reduce their chances of becoming pregnant, a study suggests.

In tests on mice, scientists found that females fed a diet with 25 percent protein ended up with problems in developing embryos and fetuses.

This means that women eating high-protein diets may have trouble conceiving.

"The rate of fetal development was severely reduced as a result of the high-protein diet of the mother," Dr. David Gardner, who led the study at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, told the BBC.

Bill Hoffmann

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