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Longer exercise time in 1st trimester reduces GD risk

A study in Diabetes Care found that pregnant women who exercised for at least 38 minutes a day during their first trimester reduced their gestational diabetes risk, as well as the risk for abnormal blood glucose, compared with those who exercised for a shorter period. The findings, based on data from 2,246 pregnant women, indicate that adjusting the current recommendations -- which are 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week -- may provide better results in lowering gestational diabetes risk.

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