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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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Staying healthy over the holidays

The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year are a time of family celebration, fun and sometimes a bit of overindulgence. And that’s fine, as long as you balance the partying with healthy habits. This is especially true if you … 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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Happy Halloween—now walk away from the Butterfingers

With Halloween on the horizon, homes and offices are turning into virtual candy stores. We all indulge—and maybe overindulge—in sugary sweets this time of year. If you’re pregnant, though, you need to be a little more careful. You want to … 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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