Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Fried foods,especially take-aways and the development of diabetes in pregnancy

Women who eat fried food regularly before conceiving are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy, a study has shown. This was significantly the case when the fried food was eaten away from home, possibly because the ft used to cook such food deteriorates, producing harmful products.

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a complication that can arise during pregnancy, and is characterised by abnormally high blood glucose during the pregnancy (especially in the final 3 months). It can lead to increased birthweight of the child, as well jaundice and other complications. When left untreated, it can cause complications or stillbirth.

Wei Bao et al. Pre-pregnancy fried food consumption and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort studyDiabetologia, October 2014 DOI: 10.1007/s00125-014-3382-x



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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Eating a lot of red and processed meat may increase risk of #gestational diabetes

Red and processed meat consumption linked to gestational diabetes, warn experts

By Nathan Gray+, 13-Dec-2013

Women who eat a lot of red and processed meats even before they become pregnant may have a significant risk of developing gestational diabetes, warns a new commentary published in the BMJs Evidence-Based Nursing.

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Friday, August 9th, 2013

Female #Fertility cannot be increased by taking #antioxidants

According to a  Cochrane Review (extensive science based review which looks at all the sound studies undertaken in a certain area) : Antioxidants don’t increase female fertility A review of antioxidant research has concluded that antioxidants don’t improve the chances of women becoming pregnant.

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