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Lifestyle changes help prevent pregnancy-related diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Diet, exercise and weight control counseling in early pregnancy can lower the risk of developing diabetes before giving birth, according to a new study from Finland. "Gestational diabetes and maternal obesity are both independently associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes," and many women who have gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, said lead author Dr. Saila B.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Of the lifestyle changes, diet is the most important as I discuss in my new textbook entitled “Metabolic syndromes and the complications of diabetes.”  It is dense because it is written for physicians, but my chapter on anti-inflammatory nutrition is easily understood by everyone.

 

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