Following a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising as appropriate, and not smoking after experiencing gestational diabetes reduces or even eliminates the aftermath risks associated with this disease.

A study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health showed that women who led a healthy lifestyle in the years following birth reduced and in some cases even eliminated their risk of cardiovascular disease.

Women who did not adopt a healthy lifestyle were at a 43 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease, in particular, heart attack and stroke.

Read more about this research in this NIH article:

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