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Pregnant women should avoid ‘diet’ soft drinks: researchers

Posted By admin On August 20, 2010 @ 3:24 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Rebecca Smith
London Telegraph [1]
Aug 20, 2010

Pregnant women should avoid ‘diet’ soft drinks that have been artificially sweetened, experts have said, after a study linked them with premature birth.

Research carried out on almost 60,000 pregnant women in Denmark found that those who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks, whether fizzy or still, were more likely to give birth early.

It was found that those who drank one serving per day of artificially sweetened fizzy drink were 38 per cent more likely to give birth before 37 weeks gestation and those who consumed four servings a day were 78 per cent more likely to have their baby prematurely.

The effect was weaker for still artificially soft drinks and there was no link between premature birth and sugar-sweetened drinks, they said.

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