New evidence emerging from Linköping University in Sweden, suggests that expecting mothers who consume vegetables daily are less likely to birth children who will develop type 1 diabetes.
“This is the first study to show a link between vegetable intake during pregnancy and the risk of the child subsequently developing type 1 diabetes,” says researcher Hilde Brekke. “But more studies of various kinds will be needed before we can say anything definitive.”
Blood samples from 6,000 children were taken for the purposes of the study. Analysis of cellular risk markers indicated that those whose mothers did not regularly eat vegetables during pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Risk was lowest among those whose mothers said they ate vegetables every day.
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