Potential benefits of physical activity during pregnancy for the reduction of gestational diabetes prevalence and oxidative stress.

@article{Cid2016PotentialBO,
  title={Potential benefits of physical activity during pregnancy for the reduction of gestational diabetes prevalence and oxidative stress.},
  author={Marcela Gonzalez Cid and Marcelo A Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2016},
  volume={94},
  pages={57-62}
}
Changes in quality of nutrition, habits, and physical activity in modern societies increase susceptibility to obesity, which can deleteriously affect pregnancy outcome. In particular, a sedentary lifestyle causes dysfunction in blood flow, which impacts the cardiovascular function of pregnant women. The main molecular mechanism responsible for this effect is the synthesis and bioavailability of nitric oxide, a phenomenon regulated by the antioxidant capacity of endothelial cells. These… CONTINUE READING
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