Hormone 'warns' of gestational diabetes risk

Moberly, Tom
October 2008
GP: General Practitioner;10/17/2008, p13
The article reports on the U.S. study which suggests that the testing levels of the hormone adiponectin can allow gestational diabetes to be diagnosed by week nine of pregnancy. The study was led by Kristine Lain of the University of Kentucky and it studied pregnant women who developed gestational diabetes. It is noted that the result did not change when factors including maternal age, ethnicity and body mass index were taken into account.


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