What Mum Eats, and Drinks Affects Children Profoundly–New Findings « LinxI NutritioN

English: An intubated female premature infant ...

English: An intubated female premature infant born prematurely 26 weeks 6 days gestation, 990 grams. Photo taken at approximately 24 hours after birth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A large study included more than 60,000 pregnant women in Norway, shows that increase drinking of sugar sweetened beverage poses higher risk of premature birth.

The study found that those who drank one sugary soda a day were up to 25 percent more likely to give birth prematurely than those who avoided the sweetened drinks. But the researchers haven’t figured out whether the soda is the only thing to be blamed. Lifestyle and other factors that go along with high sugar consumption may also play a role. The authors note in their report that women who drank the most sweetened drinks were also more likely to smoke, eat more calories, and have a higher body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight relative to height – than those who drank fewer sugary drinks.In a past Denmark research, it found artificial sweeteners would also induce premature birth.

Fetus should naturally stay in their mother’s womb for 37-42 weeks, normally for 40 weeks. Any births that take place before 37 weeks are considered to be premature. Premature birth of infant is strongly related to the premature death, growth pattern and also general health status in adulthood, so it should always be a priority of health care prevention.

We want our babies to have a great start and a happy, healthy life; so do everything we can to prevent preterm birth.

via What Mum Eats, and Drinks Affects Children Profoundly–New Findings « LinxI NutritioN.

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