Poor preconception diet risks preterm birth

Women who eat a diet rich in fat and sugar prior to conception run the risk of having a preterm birth, an Australian study shows.

In contrast, those who opted for a diet high in protein and fruit before becoming pregnant reduced their risk having a premature baby by 50%.

Investigating the dietary patterns of more than 300 South Australian women, researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute found that preconception