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Healthy Diet During Pregnancy Reduces Risk Of Premature Birth

March 4, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Mothers-to-be can reduce the risk of a premature or preterm birth by making sure they eat a “prudent” diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and water, and even a “traditional” diet of boiled potatoes, fish and cooked vegetables, a British study finds. The researchers examined data from a Norwegian study of preterm births among 66,000 women between 2002 and 2008. They said their findings do not establish a causality between poor diet and premature births: the "Western" dietary pattern, for example, was not independently associated with preterm delivery. The data do show a link between maternal dietary habits and the health of the unborn child.
Linda Englund-Ögge et al., "Maternal dietary patterns and preterm delivery: results from large prospective cohort study", BMJ, March 04, 2014, © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
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