Gestational diabetes is a common concern among pregnant women. In a new study featured on TIME.com, however, researchers have found a way to lower your risk of developing the disease. All you have to do is avoid eating too much fried food.

Analyzing data from questionnaires answered by around 15,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II, researchers discovered that women who ate fried food seven or more times a week were 88 percent more likely to develop gestational diabetes than women who ate fried food less than once a week.

This association was particularly strong in women who ate fried food away from home. According to researchers, this may be because some restaurants tend to reuse their oil multiple times. “Refrying may produce more of those detrimental chemicals,” says study co-author Cuilin Zhang, MD.

So while you love getting takeout or cooking fried food, it's time to start eating healthy. Consult your doctor about it today.

(Photo by Lauren via Flickr Creative Commons)



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