By Vanessa Porter licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: ABC News

A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal looked at more than 300,000 pregnant women and found that rising temperatures can increase the risk for pregnant women suffering gestational diabetes.

The study examined average temperatures for 30 days before a pregnant woman is tested for gestational diabetes, which happens at 27 weeks pregnant. Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital found that women were more likely to have gestational diabetes if the weather was warmer before they were diagnosed.

The results could indicate that adjusting the thermal environment could actually impact whether a pregnant woman suffers from gestational diabetes.

Learn more about the study here.

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Researchers Find Warmer Temperatures Can Impact Gestational Diabetes in Pregnant Women

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