Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and who have an increased intake of refined grains during pregnancy found to be associated with obesity, a recent study reveals.
-In a recent study, the researchers compared the records from 918 mother-child pairs, who were a part of the Danish National Birth Cohort, and a study that followed the pregnancies of more than 91,000 Danish women.
-It was observed that children born to women with gestational diabetes consuming more of refined grains (more than 156 grams per day) were at an increased risk of obesity at the age of 7 compared to those mothers who consumed lesser amount of refined grains.
-Even upon controlling other miscellaneous factors, a strong association was observed between grain consumption and obesity in the early years of the children.
-The study was a part of the Diabetes & Women’ Health Study, a research study led by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
-Findings were published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition