Intermittent Fasting, Dietary Modifications, and Exercise for the Control of Gestational Diabetes and Maternal Mood Dysregulation: A Review and a Case Report

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Main idea: Intermittent fasting is one measure that can control gestational diabetes mellitus and maternal mood dysregulations.

Abstract

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common pregnancy-related condition afflicting 5-36% of pregnancies. It is associated with many morbid maternal and fetal outcomes. Maternal hyperglycemia and mood dysregulations result from a complex network of genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. In this patient, IF considerably reduced maternal body weight, plasma glucose, and psychological distress without any adverse effects.

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