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Drinking Diet Beverages During Pregnancy Linked to Child Obesity, NIH Study Suggests

A new study on child and human development suggests that drinking diet beverages during pregnancy can contribute to a child’s propensity to be overweight, the National Institutes of Health reports. The study looked at women with gestational diabetes who drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage a day. The children were also 60 percent more likely to have a high birth weight, compared to those born to mothers who never drank diet beverages. Time and again, artificial...

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