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Consumption of artificially-sweetened soft drinks in pregnancy and risk of child asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Women with high intake of artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy may have high chances of giving birth to babies at risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis.

​This study evaluated the effect of maternal consumption of artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy on the risk of having offspring with asthma and allergic rhinitis. Researchers assessed data extracted from the 60,466 women who enrolled in the Longitudinal Danish National Birth Cohort between 1996 and 2003. 

Researchers discovered that maternal indulgence in artificially-sweetened soft drinks during pregnancy correlated with high risk of giving birth to babies that will develop asthma and allergic rhinitis. This study suggests that children birthed by mothers who were fond of taking artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy may have a high tendency to come down with asthma and allergic rhinitis.

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