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Too much sugar in pregnancy could increase child's risk of asthma or allergies

Too much sugar in pregnancy could increase child's risk of asthma or allergies

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - If you eat or drink a lot of sugar while you're pregnant, doctors say you may be putting your child's health at risk.

A new study now shows women who consume too many sugary items during pregnancy increase their child's risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma.

Researchers blame the growing presence of high fructose corn syrup in our food and and drinks.

They found children of women with the highest sugar intake during pregnancy had a 38-percent higher risk of allergy diagnosis.

Health officials recommend everyone, especially expectant mothers, to limit sugar in their diets.

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