Mom's Diet Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

March 5, 2014 3:47 PM

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Mom's Diet Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

Pregnant women who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains and drink plenty of water may have a lower risk of giving birth before their pregnancy reaches full term, a large new study from Norway suggests.

Preterm delivery, defined as giving birth between 22 and 37 weeks of pregnancy, is linked with short- and long-term health problems in children, and accounts for nearly 75 percent of all newborn deaths, according to the study.

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