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Fatty Diet Hikes Cancer Risk Over Generations

A just-published study in which scientists fed pregnant mice a high-fat diet has concluded that consuming a high-fat diet during pregnancy increases the risk of breast cancer over three entire generations, according to Newsmax Health. Study authors said this risk — which included increased resistance to treatment, poor prognosis and impaired anticancer immunity — could be seen even in the great-granddaughters of the mother mice. Just as interesting, although the study didn’t focus on it or discuss it, was the type of fat used in the research: corn oil.

It won’t be long before mainstream news will be screaming the warning to pregnant humans: Ditch the fats or condemn your progeny to breast cancer! In times like this, it’s more important than ever to look beyond the headlines and focus on that which the study didn’t: the corn oil. There are good fats and there are bad fats, and corn oil is NOT a good fat, even if it is a vegetable oil.

This is because many of the oils produced today, including peanut, corn and soy, are products of genetic engineering and are a significant source of glyphosate exposure. Besides the fact that glysphosate itself has been linked to cancer, including carcinomas of the breast, vegetable oils cannot be pressed from corn, soy or peanuts, but instead must be chemically extracted, deodorized and altered before they are considered safe for eating.

Vegetable oil is also high in omega-6 fats, creating an imbalance in your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, which can trigger or contribute to cardiovascular problems, diabetes, arthritis, cognitive decline and specific cancers. So, what’s important here is to realize the corn oil itself may be a factor in the cancer that the researchers didn’t consider.

Healthy fats include olives and olive oil, raw nuts such as macadamia and pecans, grass fed meats, dairy and butter, coconuts and coconut oil, organic pastured egg yolks, avocados and animal-based omega-3 fat such as krill oil and small fatty fish like sardines and anchovies. All of these are beneficial monosaturated and saturated fats, which should make up as much as 50 to 85 percent of your daily diet, even when you’re pregnant.