Irregular menses: an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes mellitus.

  title={Irregular menses: an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Mary Claire Haver and Gregory J. Locksmith and Emily Emmet},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={188 5},
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine whether a history of irregular menses predicts gestational diabetes mellitus independently of traditional risk factors. STUDY DESIGN We analyzed demographic characteristics, body mass index, and menstrual history of 85 pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus and compared them with 85 systematically selected control subjects who were matched for age, race, and delivery year. Subjects with pregestational diabetes mellitus, previous gestational… CONTINUE READING

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