According to a new study in Pediatric Diabetes, women who eat fewer vegetables during pregnancy are more likely to have babies who develop Type 1 diabetes (previously known as juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes). Compared to women who ate vegetables daily, those who consumed them three to five times a week had a 71 percent higher risk of having a baby with diabetes.
Brekke HK, Ludvigsson J. Daily vegetable intake during pregnancy negatively associated to islet autoimmunity in the offspring – The ABIS Study. Pediatr Diabetes. Advanced access published Sept. 16, 2009. DOI:10.1111/j.1399-5448.2009.00563.x.