A diet rich in vegetables reduces the risk of premature birth

Scientists at the University of Queensland (Australia) found that the richer the diet of the expectant mother with different vegetables, the lower the risk of premature birth. About 3.5 thousand women in labour took part in the study: experts compared data on their dietary preferences before and during pregnancy with the timing of delivery. 

The analysis of the diet took into account such components of the diet as meat, products with high fat and sugar content, products of deep processing, cereals and vegetables. It was found that expectant mothers, whose diet was rich in various vegetables, had the lowest risk of giving birth early. At the same time, those who kept to a vegetable diet not only during pregnancy but also in preparation for conception were in the most advantageous position. According to experts, this approach allowed to create "reserves" of micro and macro elements necessary for the baby. If you start eating a large number of vegetables after pregnancy, the saturation of important components will occur only by the end of the first trimester (by 13 weeks of pregnancy), when the fetus is already fully formed. Specialists emphasize that measures that promote fetal growth are very important for the health of the child: babies born early are much more susceptible to various diseases than babies born at the appointed time.  

April 21, 2020, 10:06 a.m.

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