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Pregnancy no excuse for sugary treats

May 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can load up on high fat and sugar treats. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests babies born to women with high blood sugar levels have the same health risks as women with diabetes. These moms-to-be increased their chances of birth complications and caesarian delivery, and their babies were also more likely to have impaired insulin levels.

Study authors advise women to maintain a healthy weight before and during pregnancy.


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