This is the first human evidence that eating artificial sweeteners during pregnancy may increase the risk of early childhood overweight, say the researchers. © iStock

Artificial sweeteners linked to overweight babies

By Nathan GRAY

Consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy could double the risk infants being overweight one year after birth, according to new research in mothers.

Kiddy food safety detector

Kiddy food safety detector

DuPont has re-launched its BAX detection system - a genetics-based
screening method that identifies bacteria and pathogens in food and
food processing equipment - as a means of preventing Enterobacter
sakazakii in powdered infant...

Skip the tuna

Skip the tuna

In a bid to reduce mercury poisoning pregnant women in the UK could
shortly be advised to reduce their tuna intake. The food
agency,FSA, recommends this week that pregnant women should eat no
more than one fresh tuna steak, or two...


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