This Reason Must Control Eating Sweet Food During Pregnancy



Appetite when pregnant may soar. However, this should still be controlled, especially on certain types of foods such as sweet foods or drinks. The reason, a recent study says pregnant women who consume too much food or sweet drinks or artificial sweeteners at risk of childbearing with allergies or asthma.

The idea to examine this arises because of the high number of children with asthma in Western countries. For the time being WHO recorded 235 million children worldwide suffering from asthma. This figure is expected to rise to 400 million by 2025.

"But until now we do not know what caused it, but we suspect it has something to do with dietary changes, given the consumption of sugar (both natural and artificial) and high-fructose corn syrup increased in the same period," said researcher Annabelle Bedard Queen Mary University of London.

His team then looked at more than 9,000 mother and child mates born in the 1990s and calculated the mother's sugar intake during pregnancy through a questionnaire. Then the results were compared with the diagnosis of allergies and asthma in their children from the age of 7 years.

In fact, 62 percent of children do not have allergies, but the rest show one or two symptoms, including 22 percent of allergies, 16 percent eczema, 12 percent asthma, 11 percent wheezing and 9 percent allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

However, when compared between the women who consumed the least sugar during pregnancy (less than 34 grams or 7 teaspoons a day) and who consumed the most sugar (82-345 grams or 16-69 teaspoons a day), then the children of mothers who consumed the highest sugar is 73 percent more likely to get an allergic diagnosis, on one or more allergens or triggers.

These children also had 101 percent more risk of developing asthma than children of mothers who consumed the least amount of sugar at the time of pregnancy.

"But we're not saying it's going to happen, it could have been a coincidence, but by looking at the high risks found, we seem to need to dig deeper," said Bedard.

In general, WHO has recommended restriction of sugar intake to not only pregnant women but everyone. But especially in pregnant women, this should be a concern because healthy eating (including reducing sugar) is needed to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes or diabetes during pregnancy that is common in overweight mothers.

"This condition can increase the risk of the baby being born too large, caesarean delivery and preeclampsia," he added as reported CNN.

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