More chance of asthma and allergies for your child if you choose the low-fat option in pregnancy
Tuck into the full fat variety
Mums-to-be keeping an eye on their pregnancy diet may be surprised to hear that low-fat yoghurt might be worse for their unborn baby than the regular kind.
Though probiotic yoghurts have been linked to a lower risk of pre-eclampsia, the lower fat options appear to increase the chances of your baby suffering from asthma and allergies.
In a study by Harvard School of Public Health, 60,000 mums were polled about their eating habits during pregnancy. The study found that children born to mums who regularly ate low-fat yoghurt were 60% more likely to have developed asthma by the age of 7. They were also found to have a three times higher risk of developing hayfever.
The researchers believe this study suggests that the full fat in dairy products may help to develop unborn babies’ immune systems.
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