Learn about the study
According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, being in hot weather before delivery is associated with a three percent higher risk of gestational diabetes.
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what is gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes is a condition that develops during pregnancy but goes away after pregnancy. But women who get gestational diabetes are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health problems later on.
A recent study has found a link between gestational diabetes and postpartum depression. Gestational diabetes also increases a baby’s risk of higher birth weight, preterm birth, and later type 2 diabetes.
It is better to be pregnant in winter
According to studies, being in the cold improves insulin sensitivity and activates the body’s fat tissue. Brown fat helps in burning calories and protects you from metabolic conditions like diabetes and obesity.
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Where and how was the study done?
The medical records of nearly 400,000 women in Canada were searched. In this, only those women were included in whose areas the weather varies greatly throughout the year. Within 12 years, these women gave birth to more than 5,55,000 children.
The researchers observed a normal temperature 30 days before delivery. They found that women who lived in very cold temperatures had a 4.6% risk of gestational diabetes, compared to 7.7% for women who lived in the heat.
Based on the results of this study, it can be said that women who get pregnant in hot weather have a higher risk of gestational diabetes.
Information related to BMI, weight gain, physical activity and diet of women was not taken in this study.
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how to stay safe in summer
It is very important to keep the body cool in the summer season. Drink plenty of water during this season and keep your body hydrated.
You drink buttermilk, coconut water and shake or juice etc. at this time. Stay at home as much as possible during pregnancy.
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