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  2. Sep 22, 2023

Plant Protein Linked to Reduced Risk for Gestational Diabetes; Animal Protein Associated with Higher Risk

A new study of more than 1,000 pregnant women showed that those eating the most animal protein were almost three times more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those eating the least. Meanwhile, women eating the most plant protein were less than half as likely to develop gestational diabetes than those eating the least.

References

Luo T, Chen H, Wei H, Yang Y, Wei F, Chen W. Dietary protein in early pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort studyEndocrine. Published online September 18, 2023. doi:10.1007/s12020-023-03517-1 

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