Pregnancy

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Nutrients

Authors

Assaf-Balut C et al

Methods

This study evaluated the effect of late-trimester degree of adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and outcomes for both the fetus and mother. Investigators examined six food targets, including adherence to more than 3 servings of nuts per week.

Key Findings

Late first trimester high adherence to the six food targets, including >3 servings nuts per week, was associated with reduced risk of: gestational diabetes, urinary tract infections, prematurity, and small-for-gestational age newborns.