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    cholesterol and the brain
    mollycruz posted:
    I am concerned as many are about autism's rise; and wonder if dieting mothers to be are cutting out cholesterol from their meals to stay slim, and inadvertently denying their child brain-making fat, perhaps playing a role in the disease.
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Very interesting thought. I'm not sure there are any studies on this, but click here to read more on why women are not advised to diet when they are pregnant.

    Women are advised to consume 300 calories more than they normally consume to ensure that mother and baby are both receiving enough nutrients. Click here to read more about eating right when pregnant.
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