Exercise Does Not Lower Risk of Gestational Diabetes, New Study Reports

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By Kathleen Blanchard RN for EmaxHealth.com

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY – Gestational diabetes is diabetes, which appears during pregnancy, and usually resolves after pregnancy. Women who become gestational diabetics during a pregnancy are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in later life than women who do not develop the condition during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is similar to type 2, or adult onset diabetes, in some ways; however Norwegian researchers found dissimilarity.

Overweight individuals who do not exercise regularly are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes; however researchers at the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim found that women who exercised regularly during the second half of their pregnancies did not lower their risk of developing gestational diabetes. The results were published in the January edition of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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