Study: Limit Fried Food Even Before Pregnancy

the MPR take:

What women eat prior to conception may be as important as what they eat during pregnancy when it comes to gestational diabetes risk. Women who eat more fried foods prior to conceiving may be at an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), reports new research in the journal Diabetologia. Information on diet, including consumption of fried foods, was extracted from the Nurses' Health Study II which included 15,027 women starting in 1991 and ending in 2001. A total of 21,079 singleton pregnancies were identified in the study and 847 incident GDM pregnancies over 10 years of follow-up. After adjusting for body mass index (BMI) women who ate fried foods ≥7 times a week had an 88% greater risk of gestational diabetes compared to women who ate fried foods <1 time a week; a significant association was seen with fried food consumption away from home and GDM risk, but not with fried food consumption in the home. Limiting fried foods could be a significant risk reduction factor for women of reproductive age when it comes to gestational diabetes, the authors conclude.

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Study: Limit Fried Food Even Before Pregnancy

So much for those burger-and-fries cravings. A new study published in Diabetologia found that women who eat more fried food before conceiving are at greater risk for developing gestational diabetes-the kind that starts or is first noticed during pregnancy. Researchers looked at diet questionnaires from about 15,000 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II.,/P>