Maternal glycemic status in pregnancy does not influence early growth of offspring

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TitleMaternal glycemic status in pregnancy does not influence early growth of offspring
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJohnson MS, Bell RC, Willows NDianne
Abstract

Exposure to gestational diabetes (GD) in utero may contribute to the development of obesity in children and in later life. Previous studies have compared offspring of mothers who had GD with those whose mothers had normal glucose tolerance (NG) in pregnancy. With this design, the effects of intrauterine exposure to diabetes may be confounded by genetic factors. •Objective: To reduce the confounding of genetics, we examined differences in growth from birth to 5 years of age in siblings born to mothers who experienced GD in one pregnancy and were NG in an adjacent pregnancy.

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