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Walking in the Snow - Cold Weather Increases Gestational Diabetes Risk

Cooler Climate May Raise Gestational Diabetes Risk

Results from a recent study show a link between outdoor temperature and an increased risk of gestational diabetes, and the way people produce fat...

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Children for Diabetes

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic.

Breastfeeding Has Minor Effect in Reducing Risk of Childhood Overweight: Mother’s Overweight More Likely...

Breast feeding appears to be a minor factor in reducing the likelihood of childhood overweight, according to a study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and two other Federal agencies.

Gestational Diabetes is Not Prevented by Diet and Exercise in Obese Women

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a...
Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Symptoms Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes Increases risk of postpartum depression according to recent study. The effects appear within a certain time frame during and after pregnancy...

Sharp Drop In Stress Hormones May Set Stage For Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis After Pregnancy

A sharp drop in stress hormones after giving birth to a child may predispose some women to develop certain conditions in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues.

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Autism Risk

Researchers analyzed data to assess the association between maternal diabetes, both known prior to pregnancy and diagnosed during pregnancy, and the risk of autism...

Pregnant Women Don’t Exercise Enough: Study Finds Doctors Need To Better Educate Patients

Obstetricians and gynecologists need to do a better job of encouraging women with uncomplicated pregnancies to exercise. The message is not getting out that women should continue to exercise during pregnancy, at least at moderate intensity.

Diabetes, Hypertension in Pregnancy Can Raise Heart Disease Risk, say Pittsburgh Researchers

Women who have pregnancy-related high blood pressure conditions or diabetes can develop heart disease risk factors as soon as two years after giving birth.
Diabetes and sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Common in Women with Gestational Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new...
Women Excluded from Clinical Trials

Women Being Excluded from Type 2 Diabetes Trials Unnecessarily

Researchers have found that women are being excluded from clinical trials for type 2 diabetes drugs without good cause, which can provide incomplete data...

Study: Formula Feeding, Early Introduction Of Infant Food May Not Contribute To Childhood Obesity

A new study has found that a child's fatness at age five is not related to being breastfed or the age in infancy when other foods are introduced.

Alcohol Exposure in Pre- and Early Post-Natal Stages May Cause Insulin Resistance

Perinatal factors (those occurring about five months before birth and one month after) have been implicated in the development of Type 2 diabetes and other disorders.

Mothers of Sons More Likely to Develop Gestational Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study found that women who were having sons were more likely to develop gestational diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes than women who...

Study: Diabetes Doubling Before Motherhood

Diabetes before motherhood more than doubled in six years among teenage and adult women, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the May issue of Diabetes Care.

Study: Calcium Supplements Can Reduce Complications During Pregnancy

While there is no therapy to prevent preeclampsia, a link to calcium deficiency has been suggested.

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