Vitamin D and gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Vitamin D and gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Yvonne H M Poel and Patrick Hummel and P J A Lips and F. Stam and Tj van der Ploeg and Suat Simsek},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  volume={23 5},
BACKGROUND Conflicting results currently exists on the association between vitamin D and glucose metabolism. The role of maternal vitamin D status in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is not clear. This meta-analysis aimed to examine this role in women with GDM compared with normal glucose tolerance (NGT). METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis by searching MEDLINE database, the Cochrane library and Uptodate® Online for English-language literature up to September 2011… CONTINUE READING
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