Eating Nuts During Pregnancy

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Eating Nuts During Pregnancy
Fri, 12-27-2013 - 11:10am

A new study suggests that mothers who eat nuts during pregnancy can eat them without fear of causing nut allergies in their babies.

Researchers used data from a large prospective study of health and lifestyle among female nurses. They studied 8,205 mothers who were not allergic to nuts and their children born from 1990 to 1994, and found 140 cases of peanut or tree nut allergy among the offspring.

After adjusting for age, race, season of birth, smoking, consumption of fruits and vegetables and other factors, they found that mothers who consumed nuts at least five times a month were almost 70 percent less likely to have a baby with a nut allergy than those who ate nuts less than once a month.

Interesting!  Have you been avoiding nuts during your pregnancy at all?  Sounds like you don't need to at all! 

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Thu, 01-02-2014 - 4:55pm

HAHA No haven't been avoiding nuts here! Meats were one thing I couldn't eat when I was first pregnant so I needed protein somehow, so I went o fish and nuts and peanut butter.

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