Health Sciences Administration

July 13, 2017

Magnuson Scholar Research – Benefits of Active Pregnancy

Sylvia Badon, the 2016-2017 School of Public Health Magnuson Scholar, recently was the lead author of a study published online June 22 in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study looked at the lifestyle behaviors of 3,005 pregnant women in Washington state and found that pregnant women who maintain total healthy lifestyles – they eat well, stay physically active, have low stress and don’t smoke – are nearly four and a half times less likely to have gestational diabetes. Study co-authors include Daniel Enquobahrie, Paige Wartko, Raymond Miller, Chunfang Qiu, Bizu Gelaye, Tanya Sorensen and Michelle Williams. Click here read the full article on the School of Public Health’s website.