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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 13:55
Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk
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Should women planning a pregnancy lay off the French fries and mashed potatoes? Some researchers suggest that may be a good idea, since a new study finds that women who eat more potatoes before conceiving may face a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes while pregnant.

Gestational diabetes - a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy - can affect the health of both an expecting mom and her baby.

For the study, researchers from the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Harvard University analyzed data from more than 15,000 women taking part in the Nurses' Health Study II from 1991 to 2001. The scientists tracked consumption of potatoes and other foods every four years. They also tracked pregnancies. Over the ten-year period, out of 21,693 pregnancies, there were 854 cases of gestational diabetes. The women had not had diabetes or other chronic illnesses before becoming pregnant, foreign media reports.

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