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Eating potatoes before pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes

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A new study suggests women may want to pass on the potatoes if they plan on getting pregnant.

That’s because new data shows eating more potatoes may slightly increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

Doctors suggest replacing just two servings of spuds a week with other vegetables like beans or whole grains. They say it could reduce the risk of gestational diabetes by about 10 percent.

Experts do caution, however, this doesn’t mean that potatoes cause the disease.

More studies are planned to determine the link.