GI News—May 2011

As the second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in many countries around the world, we thought we would feature stories that highlight why Mum’s diet really matters right from the get-go. Prof Jennie Brand-Miller reports on new guidelines for diagnosing gestational diabetes and what the benefits will be for Mums and babies; scientists from the UK, NZ and Singapore reveal a new link between a mother’s pregnancy diet and her offspring’s chances of obesity; and the findings of the 2-year HIKCUPS study shows that the best way to help overweight and obese kids is to target Mum and Dad and give them good quality advice and support to improve the whole family’s food habits.

Good eating, good health and good reading.

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