Lifestyle changes alone won’t stop GDM

Overweight pregnant women can reduce their weight gain through exercise and healthy eating, but this alone won’t lessen their chances of developing gestational diabetes.

The finding comes from an international study led by Sydney endocrinologist Professor David Simmons.

The randomised trial of over 430 pregnant women with a BMI of 29kg/m2 or more found that a lifestyle intervention combining nutritional and exercise programs led