Fiber May Prevent Gestational Diabetes

May 7, 2008 at 12:05 pm 5 comments

Fiber is known for its ability to help people stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight but it can also help women to reduce their chances of gestational diabetes.

A study of 13,000 female nurses was conducted over a period of eight years. Each of the women gave birth to at least one child in the eight year period. 785 of these women had gestational diabetes. The study found that the women with the highest fiber intake pre-pregnancy also had the lowest occurance of gestational diabetes. In face, every 10 grams of total daily fiber intake reduced the risk of gestational diabetes by 26%.

The women mostly obtained their fiber through cereals and fruit, but it also came from whole grains and vegetables. It is unknown how fiber prevents gestational diabetes.

Women who are planning on becoming pregnant should follow a healthy diet and begin taking a prenatal vitamin to assure proper nutritional intake.

Sources: NBC5i health news

American Diabetes Association


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ramsey  |  May 8, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Another great source for fiber are like Miracle Muffins These muffins contain 6-7 grams of fiber per muffin and are still under 100 calories for the whole muffin. They are a great way to help manage diabetes, lower cholesterol and aid with weight loss!

  • 2. Donna  |  May 9, 2008 at 5:55 am

    According to new research in the news this week we can all have larger more curvy bottoms as it helps guard against diabetes!!
    Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

  • 3. Help On Diabetes  |  May 10, 2008 at 12:03 pm

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  • 4. 4mysales  |  July 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Fiber delays gastric emptying which blunts the insulin response. As a result, there is not such a swing in blood sugar
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