Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

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NutritionFacts .org
29 Feb 2020

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DESCRIPTION: Eating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.

I recently covered eggs and regular (type 2) diabetes in my video Eggs and Diabetes (

More on advanced glycation end products in Glycotoxins ( and Avoiding a Sugary Grave (

The heme iron in animal products is one of the toxic components the meat industry is trying to develop strategies to mediate. See Meat Additives to Diminish Toxicity ( More on heme versus nonheme iron in Risk Associated With Iron Supplements (

What else has the Harvard Nurses Health Study shown us? See:

• Harvard's Meat and Mortality Studies (
• Breast Cancer and Alcohol: How Much is Safe? (
• What Women Should Eat to Live Longer (

For other cautionary pregnancy tales, see:

• Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy (
• What About the Caffeine? (
• Is Licorice Good For You? (
• Iron During Pregnancy (
• Maternal Mercury Levels (
• Pregnant Vegans at Risk for Iodine Deficiency (
• American Vegans Placing Babies at Risk (
• Chicken Consumption and the Feminization of Male Genitalia (

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