Why do Asian-born women have a higher incidence of gestational diabetes? An analysis of racial differences in body habitus, lipid metabolism and the serum insulin response to an oral glucose load.

@article{ShelleyJones1993WhyDA,
  title={Why do Asian-born women have a higher incidence of gestational diabetes? An analysis of racial differences in body habitus, lipid metabolism and the serum insulin response to an oral glucose load.},
  author={D C Shelley-Jones and Peter Wein and Coleen Nolan and Norman A Beischer},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={114-8}
}
We have observed a higher incidence of gestational diabetes (GDM) in Asian-born than in Caucasian women. Body habitus, serum lipid levels and the serum insulin response to a glucose load in pregnancy were compared in 15 women with normal glucose tolerance, 16 Caucasian women with GDM and 19 Asian-born women with GDM. Caucasian women with GDM, unlike Asian-born women with GDM, were obese compared with control women as measured by body mass index (p = 0.022). Both groups of GDM women had similar… CONTINUE READING

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