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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2017

Pregnancy Health: Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce the Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends lifestyle interventions delivered during the first 2 trimesters of pregnancy to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. The CPSTF finds strong evidence of effectiveness for interventions that provide lifestyle interventions with supervised exercise classes, either alone or in combination with other components. The CPSTF finds sufficient evidence of effectiveness for interventions that provide education and counseling for diet or physical activity, diet-related activities (e.g., meal plan, food diary, individualized support), or a combination of these components. Lifestyle interventions actively encourage women to eat a healthy diet and be physically active.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Diabetes
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Diabetes Prevention: Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce the Risk of Gestational Diabetes [Internet]. 2017 Dec [cited 2018 July 18]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/diabetes-prevention-lifestyle-interventions-reduce-risk-gestational-diabetes