Combined diet and exercise interventions for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Shepherd E, Gomersall JC, Tieu J, Han S, Crowther CA, Middleton P.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD010443. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010443.pub3.

Background

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences for women and their infants in the short and long term. With an increasing prevalence of GDM worldwide, there is an urgent need to assess strategies for GDM prevention, such as combined diet and exercise interventions. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was first published in 2015.

Objectives

To assess the effects of diet interventions in combination with exercise interventions for pregnant women for preventing GDM, and associated adverse health consequences for the mother and her infant/child.

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