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Dieting While Pregnant May Harm Your Baby

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:05
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A new study, carried out on baboons, suggests that dieting in the first half of pregnancy will damage the development of the baby’s brain.

The researchers found that when pregnant baboons were following a moderately calorie-restricted diet, the brain development of their foetus was affected.

Scientists believe this may have implications for human pregnancy too; dieting while pregnant could lower your child’s IQ.

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