Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
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DESCRIPTION: Eating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.
I recently covered eggs and regular (type 2) diabetes in my video Eggs and Diabetes ( ).
More on advanced glycation end products in Glycotoxins ( ) and Avoiding a Sugary Grave ( ).
The heme iron in animal products is one of the toxic components the meat industry is trying to develop strategies to mediate. See Meat Additives to Diminish Toxicity ( ). More on heme versus nonheme iron in Risk Associated With Iron Supplements ( ).
What else has the Harvard Nurses Health Study shown us? See:
• Harvard's Meat and Mortality Studies ( )
• Breast Cancer and Alcohol: How Much is Safe? ( )
• What Women Should Eat to Live Longer ( )
For other cautionary pregnancy tales, see:
• Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy ( )
• What About the Caffeine? ( )
• Is Licorice Good For You? ( )
• Iron During Pregnancy ( )
• Maternal Mercury Levels ( )
• Pregnant Vegans at Risk for Iodine Deficiency ( )
• American Vegans Placing Babies at Risk ( )
• Chicken Consumption and the Feminization of Male Genitalia ( )
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