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Better Diet Associated with Less Risk of Preterm Birth

A study published in the British Medical Journal finds that healthy diets in pregnant women are linked to a lower likelihood of early delivery, and Dr. Louis Muglia, co-director of the Perinatal Institute and director of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s, reinforces these findings.

“I actually thought it was quite a nicely done study and in many respects confirms what we know – that leading a healthier lifestyle contributes to better pregnancy outcomes – and one substantial component of that is your overall nutritional intake pattern,” Muglia said.

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