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Proper Diet and Exercise for Obese Pregnant Women

Researchers from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy report that regular physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle that begins during the first trimester can prevent excessive weight gain in obese pregnant women, which can help avoid complications like hypertension, preterm delivery, and gestational diabetes. Dr. Fabio Facchinetti, author of the study, states that according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the United States, women of normal body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat) could gain 11-16 kilograms during pregnancy. However, obese women (with BMI > 25) should not gain more than 5-9 […]

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Posted in: Babies' Health, Diet, Exercise, News Briefs, Obesity, Pregnancy, Women's Health

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Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by having high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. It increases the risk of maternal and fetal complications, and should therefore be prevented, especially in high-risk women who are obese. Wei Bao, MD, PhD, an epidemiologist with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues report that red mead consumption can significantly increase a woman’s risk for developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), while eating fish, chicken, legumes and nuts reduces it. Their findings were published in Diabetes Care. The researchers analyzed data from […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that gestational diabetes affects up to 10% of pregnant women in the US. This condition is characterized by increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy, which may be undiagnosed and untreated, resulting in complications for both the mother and the baby. Women who have a family history of diabetes or who are obese or overweight have an increased risk for gestational diabetes. A small pilot study conducted by Dr. Rosario D’Anna of the Department of Obstetrics at University Hospital in Messina, Italy, showed that supplementation with myo-inositol could reduce women’s risk for […]

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