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"Abdominal fat during pregnancy linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes"


"Pregnant women who have higher levels of abdominal fat during their first trimester are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada examined roughly 500 women aged 18 to 42. All the women had ultrasounds to assess their abdominal fat at 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy."

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Source- http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2015/nov/abdominal-fat-during-pregnancy-linked-to-increased-risk-of-gestational-diabetes-92097044.html


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