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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...

Maternal Obesity Prior to Pregnancy Associated with Birth Defects

Mothers of babies born with some structural birth defects, including missing limbs, malformed hearts and underdeveloped spinal cords, appear more likely to be obese prior to becoming pregnant than mothers whose children are born without such defects.

Women with Diabetes Before or During Pregnancy at Higher Risk of Depression

Low-income pregnant women and new mothers with diabetes have nearly twice the risk of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy than women without diabetes.

Possible Health Risks For Children Born to Overeating Mothers

According to the latest research from the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), overeating during pregnancy may have significant and numerous health impacts on an unborn child.

Vegetables Can Protect Unborn Child Against Diabetes

New evidence is emerging for how important it is for pregnant women to eat good, nutritious food. Expecting mothers who eat vegetables every day seem to have children who are less likely to develop type 1 diabetes.

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...

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...
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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...

A Mother’s Obesity Can Cause Malformations In Her Children

A study of more than 2000 children of women with gestational diabetes has revealed that obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children.

Pre-Pregnancy Weight Increasing, Bringing More Risk, Complications

A growing number of women are overweight or obese when they become pregnant, a condition that is risky to both mother and baby.
Low Carb Diet Linked to Birth Defects - Keto Diet, Low-Carb Diet

Low Carb Diet Linked to Rise in Birth Defect Risk by 30-Percent

Women with low carbohydrate intake are 30 percent more likely to have babies with neural tube defects that can lead to lifelong disability and infant death.

Study Finds Clue to Birth Defects in Babies of Diabetic Mothers

A team has identified an enzyme as key to the molecular mechanism that significantly increases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and some heart defects among babies born to women with diabetes.

It’s Safe for Obese Moms-to-Be to Lose Weight During Pregnancy

Research finds doctors should encourage most overweight women to diet and exercise during pregnancy.

African-American Women with Gestational Diabetes Face High Long-Term Diabetes Risk

African American women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy face a 52 percent increased risk of developing diabetes in the future compared to white women who develop GDM during pregnancy.

Twice as Many Women to be Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes, based on new measurements for determining risky blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby.

Metabolic Status Before Pregnancy Predicts Subsequent Gestational Diabetes

Cardio-metabolic risk factors such as high blood sugar and insulin, and low high density lipoprotein cholesterol that are present before pregnancy, predict whether a woman will develop diabetes during a future pregnancy.

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