Cadmium Body Burden and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Prospective Study

@inproceedings{Liu2018CadmiumBB,
  title={Cadmium Body Burden and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Prospective Study},
  author={Wenyu Liu and Bin Zhang and Zheng Huang and Xinyun Pan and Xiaomei Chen and Chen Hu and Hongxiu Liu and Yangqian Jiang and Xiaojie Sun and Yang Peng and Wei Xia and Shunqing Xu and Yuanyuan Li},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported that cadmium (Cd) is associated with type 2 diabetes. However, little is known about Cd exposure and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). OBJECTIVE We examined the association between Cd body burden in early pregnancy and the risk of GDM. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of 2,026 pregnant women from a single tertiary medical center between 2013 and 2016 in Wuhan, China. Cd body burden was reflected by Cd concentrations in urine… CONTINUE READING

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