TITLE

Fuel-Mediated Teratogenesis and Breastfeeding

AUTHOR(S)
PLAGEMANN, ANDREAS; HARDER, THOMAS
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Diabetes Care;Mar2011, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p779
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes a study that supports the notion that a long-term breast feeding has a protective effect on later overweight risk in offspring of diabetic mothers (ODM). The fuel-mediated teratogenesis concept stated that prenatal exposure to increased levels of glucose and mixed nutrients and the corresponding increase in fetal insulin have immediate and long-lasting deleterious consequences for ODM. The article concludes that population-wide detection and adequate treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) should be performed.
ACCESSION #
61791506

 

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