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Remember all those times your own parents warned you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Turns out grandma- and grandpa-to-be might've been on to something. New research suggests that pregnant women that drink a lot of water and eat a diet rich in veggies, fruits and whole grains are actually lowering their risk of preterm delivery.
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Using data collected from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, researchers in Sweden, Norway and Iceland set out to examine whether a link exists between maternal diet and preterm delivery. They analyzed 66,000 women between 2002 and 2008. All of the women involved in the study completed a validated food-frequency questionnaire on their dietary habits during the first four to five months of pregnancy, did not have diabetes and had a singleton baby birth. For the study, researchers defined preterm delivery as taking place anywhere between 22 weeks and 37 weeks ofRead More »from Eating Your Fruits and Veggies Could Keep You from a Preterm Delivery