Eating Vegetables During Pregnancy May Protect Baby Against Type 1

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By Deborah Mitchell for

Here is yet another reason to eat vegetables: a new study finds that women who ate vegetables daily during pregnancy reduced the risk of type 1 diabetes in their children. This is the first study to demonstrate a link between vegetable consumption during pregnancy and the risk of the development of type 1 diabetes.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation reports that each year in the United States more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which translates into 40 children per day. People who have type 1 diabetes require insulin to stay alive, but it does not cure diabetes nor prevent the eventual and often devastating complications of the disease, which may include blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, heart attack, stroke, pregnancy difficulties, and amputation.

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