Higher GDM risk seen in pregnant women with low adiponectin

02/4/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Women with low adiponectin levels during the first trimester of pregnancy had higher rates of insulin resistance and an increased risk of gestational diabetes compared with those who had normal glucose tolerance, a study in Diabetes Care revealed. Researchers noted an odds ratio of 1.12 for each 1 µg/mL decrease in adiponectin in pregnant women.

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