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Healthier Diet in Women Could Lower Birth Defects

Ladies, if you want healthy babies, better start eating better! A new study shows that women who eat a healthy diet primarily of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains during there key child-bearing years will have a lower chance of bearing babies with birth defects.

The study, which was funded by the government, was conducted between 3,824 mother who bore children with birth defects and 6,807 mothers with healthy children. The study also suggests that a healthy diet is always preferable to taking supplements.

While the results may seem obvious, it’s always nice to see some data! And there you have it — eat those veggies, ladies. The future counts on it.

[THX: Huffington Post] Photo Credit: Marc Romenelli

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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