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Mediterranean diet for mom may help baby

January 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Pregnant women who eat a Mediterranean diet may be giving their babies an extra boost of protection.Greek researchers tracked nearly 700 women for six-and-a-half-years after giving birth. They say those who ate vegetables more than eight times a week, fish more than three times a week, and legumes more than once a week were 80 percent less likely to have children with asthma and allergies.

Researchers say further studies are needed, but that the combination of healthy foods likely made the difference.