Eating junk food while pregnant may up child's mental health risk

08/20/2013 | Medical News Today

Children whose mothers ate more junk food during their pregnancy had a greater risk of having behavioral problems, including aggression and tantrums, than did those born to mothers who had a healthy diet, an Australian study showed. Unhealthy diet in the first years of life also was associated with increased odds of behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, Deakin University researchers reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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