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Drinking artificially sweetened drinks in pregnancy shows link to overweight infants

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2625 (Published 10 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2625
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened drinks every day during pregnancy are 100% more likely to have an infant who is overweight at age 1 than women who drink none,1 a study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows, although the researchers acknowledge that their study relies on self reported consumption of artificially sweetened drinks and cannot prove a causal association.

Meghan Azad and colleagues, from the University of Manitoba in Canada, studied 3030 women enrolled in the Canadian Infant Longitudinal …

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