By Kathleen Blanchard RN for eMaxHealth.com
An important study highlights another risk factor for diabetes that starts even before birth. According to findings from Spanish researchers, one way to thwart the incidence of diabetes is to ensure that pregnant women eat a healthful diet that focuses on fruits and vegetables and is also low in animal fats, much like the Mediterranean diet.
According to the researchers more than half of pregnant women fail to get nutrients during pregnancy that can protect their babies from being born with already high levels of glucose and markers insulin resistance.
Francisco J. Sánchez-Muniz, researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid and one of the authors of the study explained in a press release, “…the effect during pregnancy of Western diets that vary greatly from the Mediterranean variety are not well-known.”
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