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Does Atkins Diet Effect Women

I have been on the Atkins diet for almost two years now.  I know it is not a very healthy diet but it really works.  I was wondering if this effects womens health in any way?
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I have read that it can cause fertility problems. Have you talked to your dr about it?
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Atkins diet may make women infertile, interferes with genetic imprinting
Main Category: Public Health News
Article Date: 29 Jun 2004 - 11:00am (PDT)

If you are a woman and you are on the Atkins diet, you may have a problem if you want to start a family, say scientists. A high protein diet could make it more difficult for a woman to conceive. Scientists at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Englewood, USA, have come to this tentative conclusion after carrying out a study on mice.

Dr. David Garner, lead researcher, said "Although our investigations were conducted in mice, our data may have implications for diet and reproduction in humans." He said that a diet which consists of 25% (or more) protein disrupts the development of mice embryos.

Dr. Garnes believes the same problem may appear in humans.

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I've already had two children and I don't wish to have any more.  So if that is the only side effect of the Atkins Diet, then I am cool with that.  Thanks!!
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