Study shows exercise during pregnancy reduces risks of gestational diabetes

Study shows exercise during pregnancy reduces risks of gestational diabetes

A new study has found that women who exercise throughout their pregnancy are less likely to develop gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes affects nearly one-fifth of pregnant women, but is most commonly developed by women classified as obese.

Gestational diebetes is associated with an increased risk of as pre-eclampsia, hypertension, pre-term birth, as well as induced or Caesarean births, and can have long-term effects on a mother, including the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The condition also sees for children of mothers diagnosed as more likely to become obese and suffer from diabetes themselves.

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The Spanish study focused on 2,800 pregnant women and was conducted in 13 trials.

The results showed that the introduction of exercise into a pregnancy reduced the risks of getting gestational diabetes by as much as thirty percent, with those who had previously exercised reducing the chances by thirty-six percent.

The study found that women were less likely to reduce their chances of developing the condition when they combined exercises such as toning, strength and aerobics together.

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