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Diet drinks in pregnancy tied to child obesity

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational … Continue reading

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Be careful with iron supplements

Many women take supplements to help boost their levels of various vitamins and minerals before, during and after pregnancy. That is generally a good thing. But beware that some nutrients are harmful if overused. Such as iron. A new study … Continue reading

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2 new podcasts cover diabetes, nutrition

We have posted two new podcasts for you to listen to at your convenience. In “Management of Diabetes and Infertility,” Dr. Alan Martinez discusses the correlation between fertility and diabetes. As the rates of Type II diabetes are rising every … Continue reading

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Planning to get pregnant? Better lay off the French fries

Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests. A woman’s risk of gestational diabetes apparently increased by 27 percent if she regularly consumed between two and four cups of … Continue reading

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Does baby’s gender affect mother’s risk for diabetes?

Yes, according to data from almost 643,000 Canadian women who had their first child between 2000 and 2010. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that women who were carrying a son were more likely to … Continue reading

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Where there’s smoke, there’s … diabetes?

A study of about 1,800 adult women with diabetes has found a strong link between their diabetes and their parents’ smoking during pregnancy. The study was presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting this month. Smoking by mothers was associated … Continue reading

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One more reason to lose weight

It has long been known that being overweight poses health risks to women of childbearing age. Now a new study says this excess weight also may affect their children—and not just their weight. The research, presented at the American Heart … Continue reading

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A call to avoid artificial sweeteners

Turning to artificial sweeteners to soothe a sweet tooth may not be the most healthful move, a new Israeli study suggests. Artificial sweeteners can potentially make blood sugar levels rise despite containing no calories, researchers found in human and mouse … Continue reading

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Guarding against gestational diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new recommendations, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that call for universal screening of expectant mothers for gestational diabetes once they are 24 weeks into their pregnancy. “The number of women who … Continue reading

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