According to a new research in New Zealand, sugar laden foods can be harmful in Pregnancy. The study has discovered a startling link between sugar goodies and the health of the Fetus.
"Obesity is now the leading cause of pregnancy complications (and) while the effects of maternal high-fat diets on offspring have been well investigated, we know very little about the effects of consuming high levels of sugars such as fructose," senior research fellow Deborah Sloboda said.
There are two components of Sugar; Sucrose and Fructose, in simple words, good sugar and bad sugar.
According to a study made on rats, the intake of excess amounts of Fructose; while pregnancy, may be responsible for the change in the metabolism hormones of the offspring.
There are different results in males and females. The females were affected before their birth.
There was also the discovery of the fact, that for the female fetuses, the Placenta was smaller, whereas it was bigger for the males.
Dr Sloboda also said, "Recently, there has been a marked increase in consumption of foods and beverages sweetened with fructose, particularly amongst women of reproductive age.
"The fact that we saw no obvious weight gain implies that women may be unaware that their diet could be compromising the development of their fetus."
So ladies, you need to be careful of every bite you take!
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