Sugar-Free Babies

Researchers have found that more American women are entering into pregnancy with diabetes, raising the potential for problems during their pregnancy and infants with diabetes and obesity. The study has found that diabetes increased fivefold among pregnant women 13- to 19-years of age (ack!), and doubled among pregnant women 20- to 39-years of age. The increase in diabetes among pregnant women is due to the rise in obesity, especially among black, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander women. Well, our organic, hearth-baked, locally-grown, grass fed, fruit-juice-sweetened neurotic food obsessions are looking good right now! But considering the age of some of these women (uh, 13?) these problems could stem from lack of access to information about healthy pregnancies, let alone healthy eating habits. [Reuters]