Soy Protein May Help Pregnant Women with Gestational Diabetes

"Eating soy protein may help women who have gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. Soy protein appears to help women control their blood sugar and cholesterol levels, according to a small study.

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs to a woman during her pregnancy and goes away after her baby is delivered. It often starts during the middle of pregnancy. With gestational diabetes, blood sugar levels can usually be managed with a healthy diet and regular exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, having high blood sugar levels during pregnancy may lead to high blood pressure and a larger than average baby, which could increase the need for a cesarean section."

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