Pregnant woman should avoid sugar to help child's brain function says study

omg 23/04/2018

A recent study has suggested that pregnant woman should avoid food with lots of sugar in order to improve brain function of the child.

"The aim of our study was to examine associations of pregnancy and offspring sugar consumption (sucrose, fructose) with child cognition," the researchers told Science Daily.

"Additionally, we examined associations of maternal and child consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, other beverages including diet soda and juice, and fruit with child cognition."

The researchers tracked the children for years after their birth and found that those whose mums ate a high sugar diet during pregnancy had lower brain cognition.

To conclude, the study suggested that more "information on added sugars" should be displayed so that "pregnant women and parents can make informed choices regarding added sugars and more easily limit their intake."