Fetal overnutrition in polynesian pregnancies and in gestational diabetes may lead to dysregulation of the adipoinsular axis in offspring.

@article{Simmons2002FetalOI,
  title={Fetal overnutrition in polynesian pregnancies and in gestational diabetes may lead to dysregulation of the adipoinsular axis in offspring.},
  author={David Simmons and Bernhard H. Breier},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={1539-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare umbilical cord leptin concentrations in different ethnic groups and between pregnancies with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Auckland, New Zealand. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional study of 116 European, Polynesian, and South Asian women and their infants with and without GDM. Maternal metabolic measures were recorded at 36 weeks' gestation, umbilical cord samples were collected at birth, and neonatal anthropometric measures were recorded… CONTINUE READING