24 March 2017
Diabetes in pregnancy and infant adiposity: systematic review and meta-analysis.
A new systematic review on the relationship between maternal diabetes in pregnancy and offspring adiposity was published in the ADC Fetal % Neonatal Journal.
The aim of the study was provide a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare adiposity in infants of diabetic mothers (IDM) and infants of mothers without diabetes (NIDM).
The paper summarises data acquired using a range of body composition techniques, including air displacement plethysmography,from 35 papers and over 24 000 infants.
The most important finding was that "IDM have significantly greater adiposity in comparison with NIDM". These findings are justification for studies to determine whether measures to reduce infant adiposity will improve later health. As fat mass appears to track from infancy into childhood, this may be a harbinger of longer term risks to health.randomised controlled trial of GDM treatment showed reduced neonatal adiposity.
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Diabetes in pregnancy and infant adiposity: systematic review and meta-analysis"
- Authors: Logan KM, Gale C, Hyde MJ, Santhakumaran S, Modi N
- Published in: Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 Jan;102(1):F65-F72
The scientific article can be freely downloaded at the following link: click here