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Is Halloween chocolate actually good for you?

With Halloween coming soon, your house is likely to be filled with lots of sugary treats, including chocolate. And here’s some good news: A study found that eating chocolate improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia. Previous studies … Continue reading

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Diet can lower C-section, diabetes odds

It is well known that eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy is good for the developing baby. But a new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors are also good … Continue reading

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Pregnancy diet high in refined grains could increase child obesity risk

Children born to women with gestational diabetes whose diet included high proportions of refined grains may have a higher risk of obesity by age 7, compared to children born to women with gestational diabetes who ate low proportions of refined … Continue reading

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Most women don’t eat nutritious diet before pregnancy, study finds

Black, Hispanic and less-educated women consume a less nutritious diet than their well-educated, white counterparts in the weeks leading up to their first pregnancy, according to the only large-scale analysis of preconception adherence to national dietary guidelines. And while inequalities … Continue reading

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Diet during pregnancy linked to ADHD

Researchers have found that an unhealthy diet during pregnancy could influence a child’s risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study suggests that a high-fat, high-sugar diet can affect the function of a gene called IGF2 that helps steer fetal … Continue reading

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Poor diets can affect three generations

It is well known that eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet in pregnancy raises risks for stillbirth, congenital anomalies, future obesity, and heart disease for the unborn child. But a new study in the journal Cell Reports suggests the risks do not … Continue reading

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Can eating more fruit make smarter babies?

It can, says a study published in the journal EbioMedicine. Pregnant women who ate more fruit during pregnancy gave birth to children who performed better on developmental testing at one year of age. “We wanted to know if we could identify … Continue reading

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Men and women should lay off the salt

It’s Men’s Health Month, but here’s a health tip that both men and women can benefit from: lower your daily salt intake. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that Americans consume almost 50 percent more sodium than what most … Continue reading

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Yet another reason for pregnant women to eat healthy

It’s been established that women with gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life. However, a healthy diet may significantly reduce that risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Researchers studied 3,818 women with … 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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