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What In The H-e-double-hockey-sticks?

Discussion in 'Stuff' started by SneakyDave, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Solid Mean
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    I had to take a second look at this because I thought it was from The Onion.

    Gross, eating your own placenta? A "common practice"?! Who participated in this study, the Kardashians?

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    Researchers at Northwestern University found that the common practice of eating the placenta after childbirth does not have health benefits— and may have unknown risks.

    The placenta is an organ that keeps the unborn baby’s blood supply separate from its mother’s, and is linked to the baby by the umbilical cord. Oxygen and nutrients flow from the mother’s blood supply to the unborn baby’s and waste products from the baby pass through the placenta into the mother’s blood stream.

    Common claims of the trend, where mothers eat the placenta— either raw, cooked, or encapsulated, say that the practice offers protection against postpartum depression, reduces post-delivery pain, boosts energy, aids lactation, promotes skin elasticity, enhances maternal bonding, or replenishes iron in the body.

    In the study, published in Archives of Women’s Mental Health, researchers reviewed 10 current published research studies on placentophagy.

    The risk of eating placenta is unknown, for both the mother and child.​

    more...
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/06/05/eating-placenta-has-no-proven-health-benefits-study-says/
     
  2. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Solid Mean
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    Ohmigod, I didn't even read the whole story, and then when I did, realized that it says that Kourtney Kardashian was talking about the benefits. lol
     
  3. ob1

    ob1 The FORCE

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    I would like to quote Jimmy Fallon here...

    "Eeww!"
     
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