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2011-07-25 13:46:59

Type 2 diabetes and obesity in pregnancy is a daunting duo, according to new research published this month in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. The study shows that both conditions independently contribute to higher risks, opening the door to a wide range of pregnancy, delivery and newborn complications. Study authors say the findings are important because obesity and type 2 diabetes are skyrocketing in women of childbearing age. A study in The Journal of the American...

2011-05-26 06:53:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- How much weight a woman gains between her pregnancies may affect her risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to a new study. On the flip side, losing weight between pregnancies may reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with a higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes as well as diabetes in women and their children. Researchers studied 22,351 women over a 10-year period. They found those who gained 2.0-2.9 BMI...

2011-05-18 13:06:51

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Riitta Luoto and colleagues from the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, and University of Tampere, Finland, evaluate whether lifestyle interventions can reduce the risk of high birthweight babies and gestational diabetes amongst pregnant women at high risk for these outcomes. They report the results of a cluster randomized trial in which groups of maternity clinics in 14 municipalities in Finland were randomized to an intervention. The intervention...

2011-02-14 14:56:16

Recently revised recommendations may be high for most obese Extremely obese women may not need to gain as much weight during pregnancy as current guidelines suggest, according to a new study presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting. Severely obese women who gained less than the recommended amount of weight during the second and third trimester of pregnancy suffered no ill effects, nor did their babies. In contrast, obese and non-obese women who gained less...

2011-01-17 20:59:47

High birth weight in First Nations (North American Indian) babies are linked to a higher risk of postneonatal death (infant deaths that occur from 4 weeks to 1 year of age), according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100837.pdf. High birth weight or infant macrosomia is defined as a child being born above the 90th percentile relative to a fetal growth standard. Maternal obesity, impaired glucose...

2010-08-04 17:30:00

Excess maternal weight gain increases birth weight after controlling for genetic factors BOSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expectant mothers who gain large amounts of weight tend to give birth to heavier infants who are at higher risk for obesity later in life. But it's never been proven that this tendency results from the weight gain itself, rather than genetic or other factors that mother and baby share. A large population-based study from Children's Hospital Boston, looking at...

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2010-07-30 15:34:00

A new study suggests that pregnant women with a history of pregnancy-related diabetes have a good chance of developing the condition again. The researchers found that the risk of having gestational diabetes during a future pregnancy increase with each previously affected one.  Gestational diabetes typically occurs during late pregnancy and is known by high blood sugar that results from the body's impaired use of insulin.  Although it rarely causes birth defects, complications can...

2010-07-12 12:42:18

Hispanics and Asian Pacific Islanders have a higher risk of GDM recurrence There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study of 65,132 women found that compared to women without gestational diabetes in their first and second pregnancies, women who developed gestational...

2010-05-03 13:29:11

New study highlights high prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus Living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy complications, particularly gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a new study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Household food insecurity, the inability to obtain nutritious and safe foods in socially acceptable ways, is increasingly recognized as an...


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