Pregnant women may want to drink less diet soda

August 24, 2010 2:55:55 PM PDT
Scientists say pregnant women may want to cut back on diet sodas. A new study suggests they could result in preterm delivery.

Danish researchers found women who downed four or more diet or artificially sweetened carbonated drinks a day were 78 percent more likely to deliver early than women who never drank the beverages. One or more resulted in a 38 percent increase in preterm delivery.

The team found no association between premature delivery and the intake of carbonated drinks sweetened with sugar.

The study appears in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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