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Aspartame and Excess Pregnancy Weight Puts Baby at Risk for Obesity

Pregnancy Weight

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  • Children born to women who consumed artificial sweeteners during pregnancy have a two-fold higher risk of being overweight at 1 year
  • The artificial sweetener, aspartame, far from being a “diet” food, actually increases your risk of obesity
  • Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases your child’s risk of obesity, which in turn increases his risk of significant health conditions throughout his life

By Dr. Mercola

The decisions you make before your baby is born have a significant impact on his or her health for years to come. It's only been recently that researchers have begun to fully understand the complexity behind the human genome and the extent to which it is expressed for generations in the future.


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