High-fructose diet during pregnancy may harm placenta, restrict fetal growth

Posted by on May 4, 2016 6:08 pm
Categories: health

Research in mice and women found that consuming a high-fructose diet during pregnancy may cause defects in the placenta and restrict fetal growth, potentially increasing a baby’s risk for metabolic health problems later in life. However, the generic drug allopurinol, frequently prescribed to treat gout and kidney stones, appears to mitigate the negative maternal and fetal effects.

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