Exercise tied to decreased diabetes risk among high-risk women

May 19, 2014 8:26 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who become diabetic during pregnancy may be able to avoid later developing type 2 diabetes with exercise, according to a new U.S. study.

Among women who had so-called gestational diabetes, those who upped their exercise by a little more than 20 minutes a day after giving birth had half the longer-term diabetes risk of women who didn't change their activity levels.

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