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Healthy, calorie-controlled diet important during pregnancy - study

Saturday, May 19, 2012
A pregnant woman is shown with her doctor in this undated file photo.

A pregnant woman is shown with her doctor in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)

If you think pregnancy is the time to indulge every last craving, you're wrong.

University of London researchers say eating a healthy, calorie-controlled diet during pregnancy can help prevent excessive weight gain and cut the risk of complications.

Dietary restrictions were the most effective when compared to exercise as well as a combination of diet and exercise.

Studies show that in Europe and the U.S., as much as 40 percent of women gain more than the recommended weight during pregnancy.

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