Know about diabetes and its correlation with female fertility

Diabetes mellitus is linked with fertility across multiple junctures in a woman’s life. It starts right from the time a baby girl is in her mother’s womb, till the time she becomes an adult. A woman who suffers from diabetes during her pregnancy alters the genetic make-up of her daughter by increasing her risk for insulin resistance

Know about diabetes and its correlation with female fertilityA 28-year-old IT professional named Sara who came to me for a consultation on her gynaecologist’s advice, whom she consulted to plan her pregnancy. She was overweight, had been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD/ PCOS), resulting in irregular periods with excessive facial hair. She worked long hours, had little or no time to exercise, […]

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes, study finds

Pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a Mediterranean diet instead of sticking with their usual eating habits, a recent experiment suggests

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes, study findsResearchers studied 1,252 women who had obesity, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before they conceived – all so-called metabolic risk factors that increase the risk of gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Midway through pregnancy, researchers randomly assigned roughly half of these women to switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts, extra virgin olive oil, […]

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancy

A new study shows that the women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy experienced less weight gain and reduced risk of diabetes

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancyFor men, pregnancy is exciting. But for women, this can be really challenging as they have to take care of their body and that baby bump as well. Weight gain is part of pregnancy. In some cases, doctors might recommend adding some extra pounds to support the development of the baby A new study provides information […]

High sugar levels during pregnancy could lead to childhood obesity, reveals study

The children of women who have high glucose blood levels during pregnancy, even if their mothers are not diagnosed with gestational diabetes, are at an increased risk of developing obesity in childhood, according to a new study published in PLOS One

High sugar levels during pregnancy could lead to childhood obesity, reveals studyThe study was co-authored by Samantha Ehrlich, professor of public health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and fellow researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. For the research, scientists analysed the data of more than 40,000 pregnant women who delivered babies between 1995 and 2004 in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system. They […]

Vitamin D deficiency tied to gestational diabetes risk, says study

Maternal vitamin D deficiency, as early as the first trimester of pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study recently published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Vitamin D deficiency tied to gestational diabetes risk, says studyJin Xia, from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University in Indianapolis, and colleagues used data from the Fetal Growth Studies-Singleton Cohort to prospectively investigate the relationship between vitamin D status during early to mid-pregnancy and GDM risk. Plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 and vitamin D binding protein were […]

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]

Weight before pregnancy most important to risk for complications, finds study

Expectant mothers and doctors have focused a lot on how much a woman gains during pregnancy, but new research suggests how much a woman weighs before getting pregnant may be far more important

Weight before pregnancy most important to risk for complications, finds studyThe study found that the more a woman weighed at the start of her pregnancy, the more likely she was to experience complications such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, caesarean delivery and preterm birth. “Pregnancy complications in mothers and their infants occurred in 34% of women with a normal weight and in over […]

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgery

Women, who have undergone a weight-loss surgery before pregnancy, were more likely to deliver premature babies, claims a study. The study was presented at the Meeting ‘European Congress on Obesity’

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgeryWomen who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational age, have congenital anomalies and be admitted to intensive care, according to the most comprehensive assessment of how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes. The systematic […]

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in childrenThe study was led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Early detection of diabetes is important in children and youth, as many — about 25 per cent, are diagnosed when seeking care for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially […]

Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future heart disease risk, finds study

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests

Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future heart disease risk, finds studyWhile so-called gestational diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, some previous research suggests this risk may depend on whether the condition evolves into type 2 diabetes that persists after delivery. Researchers examined data from nine previous studies with almost 5.4 million mothers. Overall, about 8,000 women […]