Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: How lifestyle changes help to overcome?

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: How lifestyle changes help to overcome?

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is becoming more frequent around the world alongside a rise in obesity and can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth as well as increasing the risk of metabolic disease in the child in later life.

High levels of glucose in mothers with GDM have been suggested to trigger epigenetic changes in the developing fetus (chemical modifications to the genetic blueprint of the fetus that function of genes activity) resulting in adverse health outcomes for the child.

However, Gestational diabetes can be altered through lifestyle changes and dietary habits like improved diet and more physical activity. This in turn helps obesity in pergnant women and health risks of their infants.

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