There are few subjects on which opinions are as divided as nutrition. Nearly everyone agrees: an excellent diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is healthy and will prevent many diseases. Such a diet is chock full of essential nutrients and antioxidants. Then, how come condemnation of supplemental antioxidants gets so much press coverage worldwide?
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, studying the link between disease and nutrition, believe that eating just one cup of blueberries every day prevents cell damage linked to cancer.
In the past decade, obesity has become rampant in our country. With it the rates of diabetes in the general population, and gestational diabetes – which is an excessive increase in glucose intolerance in pregnancy – have risen dramatically. Current estimates are that 5%-7% of pregnant women in the U.S. develop GDM.
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