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Fetal growth trajectories in pregnancies of European and South Asian mothers with and without gestational diabetes, a population-based cohort study

The association between birth weight and later risk of type 2 diabetes is U-shaped. One arm comprise men and women born small, due to maternal undernutrition or other factors. The other arm comprises of individuals born large, due to maternal adiposity and diabetes…

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Early Antenatal Prediction of Gestational Diabetes in Obese Women: Development of Prediction Tools for Targeted Intervention

Obesity is a major risk factor for gestational diabetes (GDM), increasing the likelihood of the disorder 3–5 fold. Women with GDM require intensive antenatal care to…

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Glucose Intolerance after a Recent History of Gestational Diabetes Based on the 2013 WHO Criteria

Gestational diabetes (GDM) was historically defined as ‘any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy’. The incidence of GDM is rising globally and it represents an important modifiable risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes such as…

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Risk Factors for Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy in Tamil Nadu, India

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common medical conditions associated with pregnancy and is known to increase the risk of various adverse pregnancy outcomes. GDM also increases the risk of…

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New mechanisms of hypertension in pregnancy help determine patients at risk

A new review sheds some light on some of the potential metabolic and endocrine causes of preeclampsia, which is one of the most common conditions complicating pregnancy. Preeclampsia, which is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, can cause strokes, kidney and liver damage, and death. “Endothelial… 

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Higher BMI, maternal age increase risk of gestational diabetes in South Asian women

A retrospective analysis has found that advanced maternal age and increased body mass index (BMI) each increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); notably, these effects are more pronounced in women of South Asian descent. This study is the first in the current literature to examine the interaction… 

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