Monday, December 04, 2006

Thinness 'poses miscarriage risk'

Women who are very underweight before they become pregnant are 72% more likely to miscarry in the first three months of pregnancy, a study suggests.

A London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine team looked at 600 women who had miscarried and 6,000 whose pregnancies continued past 12 weeks.

They found that eating fruit and vegetables, and also chocolate, daily helped reduce the risk of miscarriage.

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