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Diet Soda Tied To Risk Of Premature Birth

November 18, 2013

Women who had at least one serving of artificially sweetened soda a day while they were pregnant were 38 percent more likely to deliver preterm than women who browse drank no diet soda at all, the researchers report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Women who had at least four diet sodas a day were nearly 80 percent more likely to deliver preterm. The association was the same for normal-weight and overweight women. The researchers did not report the actual risk of premature babies in each group. However, according to the March of Dimes, one in eight babies or body building around 13 percent is born too soon. This means that if drinking diet soda does indeed increase risk - which must first be confirmed by other research teams a woman who drank at least one diet soda daily would have a 17 percent risk, while her risk would be around 22 percent if she drank four or more diet sodas.
Full story: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/diet-soda-tied-to-risk-of-premature-birth

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