Potato Rich Diet ‘May Increase Pregnancy Diabetes Risk’

Eating potatoes or chips on most days of the week may increase a woman’s risk of diabetes during pregnancy, say US researchers.

This is probably because starch in spuds can trigger a sharp rise in blood sugar levels, they say. Their study in the BMJ tracked more than 21,000 pregnancies. But UK experts say proof is lacking and lots of people need to eat more starchy foods for fibre, as well as fresh fruit and veg. The BMJ study linked high potato consumption to a higher diabetes risk… Read More>>

Source: BBC

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