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Why pregnant women should avoid artificially sweetened beverages

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications For a while now, research has shown that when pregnant women gain a lot of weight, they have heavier babies. And because heavier babies tend to grow into heavier children who tend to grow into heavier adults, itís a good idea for pregnant women to try not to gain more than their doctors tell them to. …

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