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Intervention helps boost nutrition, exercise in pregnant women

A study in Frontiers in Endocrinology found that a continuous behavioral-lifestyle intervention in pregnancy assisted by a smartphone app improved dietary intakes, physical activity, and motivation to engage in exercise. The findings, based on data from 565 pregnant women with overweight and obesity, showed that dietary glycemic index and glycemic load at 28 weeks' gestation -- as well as mean daily energy, carbohydrates, sugars, free sugars, fat, saturated fat, calcium and sodium intake -- were significantly lower among those in the intervention group.

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