Listeria Concerns Mean Pregnant Women Lack Nutrition

Listeria Concerns Mean Pregnant Women Lack NutritionAs per recent reports, it has been revealed that a number of pregnant women are continuously being cautious to a more-than-needed limit regarding avoiding the traditionally deemed "no-no'' foods, which majorly includes the likes of pates, sashimi and soft cheese.

Oysters, delicatessen meats, smoked fish, pre-cut fruit and salad bar salads are also viewed as high risk aspects when it comes to carrying the bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes.

The bacteria can easily result in causing listeriosis, an extremely atypical sort of food poisoning which can result in causing issues like miscarriage, premature birth, neonatal infection and stillbirth. Due to hormonal changes during the course of pregnancy, it has been said that mums-to-be are at high threat of infection.

The reports have been confirmed recently by a researcher, Prof. Clare Collins, from the University of Newcastle. In this regard, he has recently conducted a thorough study on eating habits of more than 7000 from all over Australian, with the focus of the study being an assessment of whether or not they were falling short of important nutrients because of the their concerns looming over Listeria, a fatal disease which they want to steer clear of.

While expressing his opinion in this regard, along with mentioning what all pros and cons can be expected due to it in the time to follow, Prof. Collins said, "In those with moderate and low exposure there was no excess risk of miscarriage but the problem was their nutrient intakes were then worse. We're saying pregnant women need to be given more advice on how to eat healthy".

However, the statements are getting high levels of attention all over the region, there's no point denying the fact that more broad research is still needed in the segment to reach some concrete decisions.

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