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ea0038p184 | Obesity, diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2015

Longer duration of sitting down in pregnancy is associated with gestational diabetes, greater weight gain and depressive symptoms

Sukumar Nithya , Farmer Jacqueline , Venkataraman Hema , Saravanan Ponnusamy

Background: Studies have shown that interruptions in sedentary time in non-pregnant adults is positively associated with metabolic parameters, including abdominal obesity and glucose tolerance. However, there are no specific guidelines in the UK about recommended physical activity for pregnant women nor any validated tools to measure it. Our aim was to determine how much physical activity is carried out by pregnant women and how it relates to body anthropometry, glucose tolera...