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Junk food during pregnancy linked to Mental Illness in children



Children born to women who consume a large amount of junk food during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of mental disorders, according to a new study from researchers at Deakin University in Australia.

For the study the researchers revealed health records from over 23,000 mothers who took part in a study of mothers and children in Norway. As part of the study the mothers were surveyed on their diets throughout pregnancy and children were examined for mental disorders at both 18 months and three years.
They found that those women who ate the largest amounts of sugary sweets, salty food and refined cereals most frequently had children with behavioral problems: