Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Premature birth of baby linked to the mother‘s diet

It is suggested by the study published in BMJ on Wednesday that, the women who is in her pregnancy stage and eat a prudent diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and drink water have a major reduction in risk of premature delivery. Those who have a traditional method diet, which has fish, boiled potatoes and cooked vegetables in it also possess the less chance of premature birth. Though these studies have no causality, they help as a dietary advice to expecting women in order to maintain a balanced diet which is full of whole grains, vegetables, fish along with a good amount of water. The evidence has proved that a mother’s diet affects the unborn child directly. Therefore the researchers in Iceland, Norway and Sweden are set to test whether there is a link present between the pre-term delivery and maternal diet. A finding has suggested that, “ Diet matters for the risk of pre-term delivery, which may reassure medical practitioners that the current dietary recommendations are sound, but also inspire them to pay more attention to dietary counselling.”

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