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For Diabetic Moms, Diet Drinks During Pregnancy May Hike Kids’ Obesity Risk

Emerging research suggests moms with gestational diabetes could increase the risk of obesity in their children if they drink at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day. Investigators from the National Institutes of Health compared children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened beverages.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The primary cause of gestational diabetes is increased insulin resistance, which is an inflammatory condition. Increased sugar consumption is a real problem if you have insulin resistance. However, it is best to reduce both during pregnancy.

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