Oxidative stress: changes in pregnancy and with gestational diabetes mellitus.

@article{Chen2005OxidativeSC,
  title={Oxidative stress: changes in pregnancy and with gestational diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Xinhua Chen and Theresa O. Scholl},
  journal={Current diabetes reports},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={282-8}
}
Pregnancy is susceptible to oxidative stress and antioxidant defenses can be altered in response to elevated levels of oxidative stress. Limited data in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) suggest that products of lipid peroxidation may be increased and antioxidant enzyme activities decreased, although the results have been inconsistent. As in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), glycemic levels in patients with GDM correlate with concentrations of lipid peroxides. The effects of supplementation… CONTINUE READING

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