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Carbohydrate, fat intake during pregnancy affect birth weight

Each 10 gram per day increase in carbohydrate consumption by a pregnant woman was associated with about a 4 gram increase in her infant's birth weight, according to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition. Each additional 10 grams of fat a pregnant woman consumed per day was linked to an 8 gram lower birth weight, but there was no association between protein intake and birth weight.

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