Abdominal Visceral Adiposity in the First Trimester Predicts Glucose Intolerance in Later Pregnancy

@inproceedings{Martin2009AbdominalVA,
  title={Abdominal Visceral Adiposity in the First Trimester Predicts Glucose Intolerance in Later Pregnancy},
  author={Aisling Mary Martin and Howard Berger and Rosane Nisenbaum and Andrea Y. Lausman and Sharon MacGarvie and Carrie Crerar and Joel G. Ray},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether abdominal adiposity in early pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of glucose intolerance at a later gestational stage. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Subcutaneous and visceral fat was measured with ultrasonography at approximately 12 weeks' gestation. A 50-g glucose challenge test (GCT) was performed between 24 and 28 weeks' gestation. The risk of having a positive GCT (>or=7.8 mmol/l) was determined in association with subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue… CONTINUE READING