High animal fat diet increases gestational diabetes risk – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers using information from more than 13-thousand women have found an important link between diet and having a healthy pregnancy.
Zhang: Higher animal fat and cholesterol intake were associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes.
Balintfy: Dr. Cuilin Zhang at the NIH is the senior author of a recent paper.
Zhang: Gestational diabetes is a common pregnancy complication. And it affects both women themselves and also their babies.
Balintfy: Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes seen during pregnancy that increases the risk for certain pregnancy complications and health problems in the newborn. For more information on the study visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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