Physical activity protects against gestational diabetes

Doctors from the University hospital in Helsinki told about the obvious method of prevention of gestational diabetes. This condition often develops in people who tend to be overweight. Along with the weight from the pregnancy can join the problems of metabolism, disrupt processing of glucose in the body.

The study involved 293 overweight women, located on the fifth month of gestation the baby. Was accounted for physical activity, the diet of pregnant women. Part of the volunteer scientists appointed a special exercise, the rest followed his standard routine.

The presence of additional physical activity reduced the risk of gestational diabetes by 39%. In addition, physical activity reduced the weight of the pregnant woman, has accelerated the process of its adaptation after birth.

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