Higher GDM risk seen in pregnant women with low adiponectin

02/4/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Women with low adiponectin levels in the first trimester of pregnancy had higher rates of insulin resistance and a greater 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 mcg/mL decrease in adiponectin in pregnant women.

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