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Weight gain between pregnancies ups risk of gestational diabetes

Gaining weight during pregnancy is a known risk factor for gestational diabetes. But a new study finds that women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop gestational diabetes during their next pregnancy. Gestational diabetes, … Continue reading

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Diet can lower C-section, diabetes odds

It is well known that eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy is good for the developing baby. But a new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors are also good … Continue reading

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Pregnancy diet high in refined grains could increase child obesity risk

Children born to women with gestational diabetes whose diet included high proportions of refined grains may have a higher risk of obesity by age 7, compared to children born to women with gestational diabetes who ate low proportions of refined … Continue reading

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Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational … Continue reading

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A little exercise can bring a lot of benefits

Obese pregnant women can reduce their risk of gestational diabetes and lower their blood pressure by exercising as little as three times a week, a new study finds. For the study, published in PLOS Medicine, 91 pregnant women were randomly placed … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding can lower mom’s diabetes risk

Women with gestational diabetes can lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes after delivery by 40% with one simple solution: breastfeeding. A team of scientists in Germany studied the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth. They … Continue reading

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Yet another reason for pregnant women to eat healthy

It’s been established that women with gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life. However, a healthy diet may significantly reduce that risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Researchers studied 3,818 women with … Continue reading

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Planning to get pregnant? Better lay off the French fries

Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests. A woman’s risk of gestational diabetes apparently increased by 27 percent if she regularly consumed between two and four cups of … Continue reading

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Exercise to avoid gestational diabetes

Is exercise good for pregnant women? A report from Spanish researchers offers new evidence that the answer is yes. Looking at the experience of more than 2,800 women, they found that exercise reduced the risk of developing gestational diabetes and … Continue reading

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Does baby’s gender affect mother’s risk for diabetes?

Yes, according to data from almost 643,000 Canadian women who had their first child between 2000 and 2010. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that women who were carrying a son were more likely to … Continue reading

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