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Moderate exercises may reduce gestational diabetes

Obese pregnant women with Gestational diabetes may need C section more often than fit women

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Publish Date: Jul 27 2016 2:17PM | Updated Date: Jul 27 2016 2:17PM

Moderate exercises may reduce gestational diabetes
As obese women are more prone to complications during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, a large increase in weight and pre-eclampsia, doctors have found a way through which, obese women can prevent gestational diabetes. 
 
 
Gestational diabetes is a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.
 
 
According to a study conducted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, moderate exercises like walking and strength training, if done thrice a week, may reduce gestational diabetes. 
 
 
The study was conducted on in 91 obese and pregnant women.
 
 
According to the study, obese pregnant women may need Caesarean section or C section more often than fit women. This can leave a great impact on the health of both mother and child, not just during pregnancy, but also later in life.
 
 
These exercises not only led to a fall in gestational diabetes but also reduced high blood pressure.
 
 
On the safer note, the study also revealed that heavy exercises are not needed to be done to reduce the effects or amount of gestational diabetes in pregnant women.