Weight gain between pregnancies ups diabetes risk

Women who gain weight between their first and second pregnancies are at greater risk of developing <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000022" title="Diabetes" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/diabetes-HEDAI0000022.topic">gestational diabetes</a> in their second pregnancy than women whose weight remained stable, according to a study published May 23 in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. But losing weight between pregnancies can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes in the second pregnancy.
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( Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times )

Women who gain weight between their first and second pregnancies are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes in their second pregnancy than women whose weight remained stable, according to a study published May 23 in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. But losing weight between pregnancies can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes in the second pregnancy.

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