Maternal Arsenic Exposure and Impaired Glucose Tolerance during Pregnancy

@inproceedings{Ettinger2009MaternalAE,
  title={Maternal Arsenic Exposure and Impaired Glucose Tolerance during Pregnancy},
  author={Adrienne S. Ettinger and Ami R Zota and Chitra J. Amarasiriwardena and Marianne R. Hopkins and Joel Schwartz and Howard Hu and Robert O. Wright},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence has shown an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in general populations exposed to arsenic, but little is known about exposures during pregnancy and the association with gestational diabetes (GD). OBJECTIVES We studied 532 women living proximate to the Tar Creek Superfund Site to investigate whether arsenic exposure is associated with impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy. METHODS Blood glucose was measured between 24 and 28 weeks gestation after a 1-hr… CONTINUE READING

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