There is a “for two”: scientists have refuted the common myth about nutrition during pregnancy

Eat during pregnancy “for two” dangerous for the health of the mother and child.

Figured it out by scientists from the University of Cambridge, reports the “Herald of health!.

They found that excessive calorie consumption during pregnancy can disrupt important processes in the body of the mother and child.

These changes can increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes as the mother and her children. Also, uncontrolled diet can lead to complications during childbirth. To such conclusions scientists have come in the course of studying mice, but researchers believe that the findings can be applicable to people.

Experts call for doctors to abandon the myth associated with the use of power “for two”, as in fact it can shorten the lifespan of the mother and her offspring.

According to scientists, women need to consume more food only in the last three months of pregnancy, the maximum daily excess of calories should be only 200 calories.

Experts point out that pregnant women there is no need to consume extra calories because of their altered metabolism provides the fetus with sufficient amount of nutrients.