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2019-11-20 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Vegan? Eating Vegetable Oils? Don't Have Kids
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Well look what we have here:

A research team at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research has found that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brains of the unborn offspring. When a pregnant woman consumes a diet high in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, her body produces an excess of endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), which overload the fetal system and impair the development of healthy brain networks. Such a mechanism seems relevant to pathologies such as ADHD, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. It is unlikely that such damage can simply be reversed by a subsequent change of diet.

The first sentence is highly misleading.

PUFAs, specifically those bearing Omega-6, are almost-exclusively found in plant-based sources.  Specifically, vegetable oils, essentially none of which are produced in nature, contain extremely high levels of this substance.  Note that there has been an extraordinarily-intensive campaign to get people to eat plant-based products, including their oils, rather than animal sources which tend to contain saturated fat and are in fact found in nature, obviously.

Now we have a study, albeit in animals, along with an identified molecular mechanism by which it is likely to translate directly into human development.

If you're vegan or vegetarian, or even if you're eating a "standard, high-carb and high PUFA American diet" you may be creating this very environment that leads to materially-high risk of irreversible fetal cognitive damage should you become pregnant.

Worse, it appears there's absolutely nothing that can be done about it post-birth.

Many have long wondered why we have seen a marked spike higher over the last 30ish years in disorders in kids and young adults, such as ADHD and schizophrenia.  Many have postulated that these disorders were always roughly as prevalent, but we "catch" them more-frequently, specifically with regard to ADHD.

This claim -- that we are simply more effectively diagnosing these disorders -- appears to have now been falsified, in that we now have both a mechanism of the damage and the actual molecular pathway involved in that damage.  Worse, this coincides exactly both with those non-professionals who have screamed about "horrible" consumption of animal products and direct recommendations by health and government officials recommending that animal fat intake be reduced and, when substitution is made, that the substituted fat be polyunsaturated, which are nearly-exclusively plant-based and very high in Omega-6 -- in other words, precisely the caloric sources implicated here.

Our government and various scolds, including the so-called "climate screamers", have all advocated that you consume foods in a pattern that appears to be implicated in severe and irreversible fetal damage, and that damage has and is occurring.

Indeed, it is likely fair to ask whether the risks of such an advocated consumption pattern is of like kind and character as would be caused to a fetus should a woman decide to consume alcohol or drugs during her pregnancy.  Both have a material probability, but not certainty, of producing irreversible changes in the developing child's mental capacity and health.

Our government has in fact advocated for the consumption of plant-based oils containing high levels of the very substances that are implicated in this permanent fetal damage.

What's worse is that it is very difficult if not impossible to obtain sufficient caloric intake without consumption of either fast carbohydrates in volume (which are known to potentiate diabetes and other metabolic disorders) or these PUFA-containing man-made or concentrated vegetable oils if you eschew the consumption of animal fats and products.

Our government and "health authorities" appears to have, for decades, directly advocated that Americans consume a diet that irreversibly damages children in the womb.

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