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NIH Study: Pregnancy Diet High in Refined Grains Could Increase Child Obesity Risk

A study conducted at the National Institutes of Health suggests that children were more likely to be obese at age 7 if they were born to mothers who ate high proportions of refined grains during their pregnancy. The study mothers also had gestational diabetes (a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy). Study authors noted that other research has linked diets high in refined grains to obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. I can’t help but lament, if only we’d...

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