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Probiotics Not Beneficial for Preventing Gestational Diabetes in Overweight, Obese Women

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In overweight and obese women, administering probiotics during the second trimester of pregnancy did not reduce the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Researchers conducted the Study of Probiotics In Gestation (SPRING), a prospective,double-blind, randomized controlled trial of probiotics vs placebo, to analyze whether probiotics prevented GDM…

Low Birth Weight, Obesity Associated With Pregnancy Complications

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Women who were born at a low birth weight and currently are overweight or obese were found to be at increased risk for complications of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in Obesity. Researchers recruited women from the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study between November 2004 and February…
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