Dietary fibre intake and lifestyle characteristics in relati
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Women suffering from NVP have been shown to eat less meat (and thus protein) compared to women without NVP. Dietary fiber reduces constipation and heartburn and it also keeps blood glucose levels stable.

Nausea or vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) are among the commonest symptoms experienced in early pregnancy. Investigators wanted to evaluate the association of dietary fiber intake, lifestyle characteristics and bowel function with NVP.

One hundred and eighty-eight participants completed a self-administered questionnaire concerning bowel function, dietary fiber intake and lifestyle characteristics.

--Women suffering from NVP (n=91) consumed significantly more fiber derived from cereal products and total fiber during pre-pregnancy period was compared to women without NVP (n=97).

--In both groups, intake of total fiber and fiber derived from fruit and vegetables increased significantly during the first trimester.

--Dietary fiber intake did not protect from NVP. However, women suffering from NVP were able to maintain their fiber intake.

In particular, dietary fiber is tolerated well during NVP, and this finding can be used when giving diet counselling to women suffering from NVP.

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Source: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01443615.2021.1871886?af=R
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