Attention women: Your so-called vice might just save your baby. According to researchers, women who fit the tired Cathy chocoholic stereotype are at a greatly reduced risk for developing pre-eclampsia than women who avoid foods with cocoa completely.
Or could it be that women who crave chocolate as part of hormonal fluctuations have pregnancies less prone to pre-eclampsia?
I ask because coffee in pregnancy has been treated in an ass-backward fashion.
A study said drinking coffee was associated with miscarriage in the first trimester. But the causation is that in more tenuous pregnancies the women still liked coffee, in stronger pregnancies the women couldn't stand the smell or taste of it due to morning sickness.