Diet and Nutrition

Lowering Risk of Gestational Diabetes with a Healthy Diet and Normal Weight

Lowering Risk of Gestational Diabetes with a Healthy Diet and Normal Weight

A study conducted by McMaster University found that South Asian women have increased the risk for gestational diabetes. The study also found that pre-pregnancy weight and low-quality diet could reduce gestational diabetes risk. This study was led by Sonia Anand who is a professor of medicine and a senior scientist. The study involved South Asian woman living in Ontario. Researchers found that these two factors increased the risk of developing gestational diabetes by about 37%.