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Women Who Eat Lot Of Fast Food Have Problems With Conception – Scientific Study

By Appolonia Adeyemi

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Scientists said women who eat a lot of fast food would experience a delay in conception. According to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal ‘Human Reproduction,’ people who eat fast food such as burgers, pizza and deep-fried chicken four or more times a week compared to those who never or rarely touched the stuff took an extra month to become pregnant.

The study showed that good diet increased the chances of conception. Prof. Claire Roberts, from the University of Adelaide, Australia, who led the study, said: “These findings show that eating a good quality diet that includes fruit and minimising fast food consumption improves fertility and reduces the time it takes to get pregnant.”

In a previous study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health also linked poor diet with infertility. In the previous study, researchers worked for eight years with 17,544 women who did not have infertility history and were trying to become pregnant. The goal of the long-term study was to find the link between the ovulatory disorder and certain food choices and lifestyle.

The scientists after paying attention to lifestyle factors including the consumption of monounsaturated fats, vegetable protein, carbohydrates with low glycemic index and other nutrients, found that increased popularity of ‘fertility diets’ may be positively related to lowering the risk of ovulatory disorder and consequent infertility. In the new study, the researchers quizzed 5,598 women in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland about what they had eaten in the month before they became pregnant with their first child.

Similarly, they asked the women how often they ate fruits, green leafy vegetables and fish, as well as foods, such as burgers, pizza, fried chicken and chips, from fast food outlets.

The study found those who ate fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to get pregnant than those who never or rarely ate.    (New Telegraph)

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18 Bio-fortified Food Varieties Released In Nigeria |The Republican News

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Eighteen bio-fortified varieties comprising six vitamin A cassava, eight vitamin A maize, two orange sweet potato and two iron and zinc sorghum, which are  bred conventionally, have  been released officially in Nigeria.

Dr Paul Ilona, the Country Manager of Harvestplus, an international agricultural organisation, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  on Sunday in Ibadan.

“Over two million farmers are estimated to be growing them now,” he said.

According to him, nutritious foods are of immense importance for good health.

“We must connect the dots among nutritious foods, health, income, women empowerment and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth,” he said.

He told NAN that the aim of the organisation was to tackle hidden hunger on a global scale by ensuring vitamins and minerals in food crops.

The country manager said that Harvestplus was working with partners to build sustainable food systems and bridge the gap between agriculture and nutrition.

He also said that an estimated 3,000 participants and 10,000 attendees would converge at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, for the 2017 Nutritious Food Fair (NFF) aimed at  improving  the livelihood of Nigerians.

The country representative said that the fair would take place from Nov. 28 to 30.

Ilona said that mega livelihood and income generating opportunities would be facilitated for participants at the fair.

He hoped that the fair would result in success for new generation of micro, small and medium-scale businesses and investors in nutritious food.

“The event will be hosted by Harvestplus in partnership with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), etc; we expect at least 10, 000 attendees across the world.

“At the event funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and DFID, the model of the largest nutritious cassava dish will be unveiled,” he said.

IlonaHarvestplus and its partners developed new varieties of staple food crops with higher amounts of vitamin A, iron or zinc to consumers in an effort to tackle malnutrition.

Harvestplus improves nutrition

and public health by developing and promoting bio-fortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals.

It provides global leadership on bio-fortification evidence and technology.

The staple crops are naturally bio-fortified and not genetically modified.  (The Sun)

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