Maternal gestational diabetes an important risk factor for adiposity and type 2 diabetes in young people

posted 20 Jul 2013, 08:54 by Damian Wood   [ updated 20 Jul 2013, 08:57 ]
Evidence, published by Davis et al in the April 2013 edition of the Journal of Pediatrics, from a longitudinal cohort study of overweight Latino young people (from age 8-20 years) examining the impact of maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) status on developmental changes in adiposity and metabolic variables across puberty confirms the elevated risk for excess adiposity and type 2 diabetes in GDM offspring, and highlights the importance of enquiring about GDM as a risk factor.