HEALTHY LIVING
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Diet During Pregnancy Proven To Shape Baby's Adult Health

Most pregnant women know they can hurt their babies by smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs that can cause birth defects. But they also may be able to "program" the baby in the womb to be a healthier adult. New research suggests that mothers-to-be can reduce the risk that their babies will develop obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes by monitoring their own diet, exercise and weight.

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