Women who eat too little during pregnancy increase risk of obesity in children
Article in the Telegraph: - further evidence that dieting is harmful.
I suppose that women who eat too little during pregnancy do it because they hope that this will prevent them from gaining too much weight during pregnance. - Actually, the way to prevent excessive weight gain during pregnancy is to avoid eating salt or salty food. This also reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. It is also good for the baby-to-be that the pregnant mother avoids salt and salty food.
See http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/pregnant_mothers.html - some advice for pregnant mothers
And see Sodium in foods