HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Gestational diabetes not found to alter the metabolic processes in obese pregnant women

(June 22, 2004) - Bethesda, MD - Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get. If a woman is found to have high blood sugar when she's pregnant, but she never had high blood sugar before, she has gestational diabetes. Nearly 135,000 pregnant women get the condition every year, making it one of the top health concerns related to pregnancy.

The energy cost of pregnancy and amount of increased fat during pregnancy vary among women in different cultures. Consequently, recommendations for nutritional intake in pregnancy are diverse and depend on the study population, thereby making the development of general nutritional guidelines difficult.

Past studies have focused on long-term changes in energy expenditure and increase in fat in lean women (body fat less than 25 percent) with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) relative to the alterations in carbohydrate metabolism during gestation.

However, similar data in obese women have not been reported. This is important to American women because the prevalence of obesity (defined as body mass index greater than 30) now approaches 20 percent in adolescents and adults, reaching epidemic proportions. Given the strong association of obesity with decreased insulin sensitivity, researchers prospectively evaluated changes, over an extended time period, in energy expenditure and increase in fat in a cohort of women with NGT and GDM, relative to the alterations in insulin sensitivity during gestation.

A New Study

A team of researchers has hypothesized that women with decreased pre-pregnancy insulin sensitivity, i.e. the GDM subjects, have a decrease in energy expenditure and an increase in fat accretion as compared with a matched NGT group. Additionally, because the role of the increased maternal serum leptin (a helical protein secreted by adipose tissue and acting on a receptor site in the ventromedial
'"/>

Contact: Mayer Resnick
mresnick@the-aps.org
301-634-7209
American Physiological Society
22-Jun-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes
2. New fruitfly model of diabetes has future implications for pancreatic cell transplantation
3. A probable cause for high blood pressure identified - shows links with diabetes
4. Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization
5. New imaging technology at Joslin shown to detect early signs of type 1 diabetes
6. Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes
7. Genetic mutation found that is major contributor to type 1 diabetes
8. Joslin researchers identify key molecule in Type 1 diabetes progression
9. Lab mice rescued from Type 1 diabetes via dendritic cell-assisted therapy
10. Study links diabetes and colorectal cancer
11. Cinnamon may help to alleviate diabetes says UCSB researcher

Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/17/2015)...  MecklerMedia Corporation (OTCQX: MECK) announced its ... ever held in New York City ... 2015 at the Javits Convention Center. ... Acorn Product Development; Axis NJ; c-Link Systems; CoroWare; ... NewBotic Corporation; Neya Systems LLC; Reliabotics; RoboKind; RocketFarm ...
(Date:3/12/2015)... FAIRFAX, Va. , March 12, 2015 ... company and a member of the Texas Instruments Design ... Chandrababu Naidu has demonstrated its IriShield USB MK2120U ... iris scanning facility for pension distribution. ... and assembled to be marketed in India ...
(Date:3/12/2015)... 2015 Beta Systems today ... access management (IAM) solution for a fixed price ... System,s new IAM package, customers benefit from the ... multiple IAM implementations across different industries. The new ... as any necessary services and consulting. It spans ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MecklerMedia's RoboUniverse New York Announces Sponsors and Exhibitors, May 11-13, 2015 2Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 2Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 3Beta Systems Fast Forward IAM Available Now: a Standardized IAM Package at a Fixed Price 2
(Date:3/25/2015)... March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" or ... a result of recent discussions with certain shareholders representing ... the Company, after dealing with certain matters including the ... of shareholders on March 26, 2015 (the "Meeting") it ... of directors will take place when the Meeting reconvenes. ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... Laboratory workers can turn to ... Balances to get best-performing features while still remaining ... from the trusted brand include: , Cole-Parmer ... efficiency by providing a large weighing surface for ... include parts counting, percent weighing, checkweighing, animal/dynamic weighing, ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. , March 25, 2015 ... (HIT) strategy and management consulting firm, has launched ... reference publication to simplify tracking of ePrescribing regulatory ... "The ePrescribing regulatory landscape continues to ... offerings to deliver what the industry, and ultimately ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... LOUIS and the HAGUE, Netherlands ... of two-year results of LES Stimulation therapy for chronic ... the journal Surgery [ Surgery . ... efficacy of its minimally-invasive therapy. The ... average duration of 11 years and taking prescribed daily ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SQI Diagnostics Inc. Announces New Nominees to SQI Diagnostics Board and Adjournment of Meeting 2SQI Diagnostics Inc. Announces New Nominees to SQI Diagnostics Board and Adjournment of Meeting 3SQI Diagnostics Inc. Announces New Nominees to SQI Diagnostics Board and Adjournment of Meeting 4SQI Diagnostics Inc. Announces New Nominees to SQI Diagnostics Board and Adjournment of Meeting 5New Economical Top-Loading and Analytical Symmetry Balances from Cole-Parmer 2Point-of-Care Partners Launches the ePrescribing State Law Capsule 2EndoStim LES Stimulation therapy demonstrates long term safety and efficacy results in treating reflux patients 2EndoStim LES Stimulation therapy demonstrates long term safety and efficacy results in treating reflux patients 3
Cached News: