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Associations between maternal cord blood and infant body composition at delivery and in the postpartum period in offspring of women with gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is any degree of glucose intolerance that is diagnosed in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. In addition to the neonatal complications including macrosomia and hypoglycemia at birth, evidence suggest that, children born to women with GDM are exposed to long-term health risks such as obesity and diabetes. Research indicate that, prenatal exposure to GDM is positively associated with increased risk of childhood adiposity. In order to improve the understanding of the relationship between prenatal GDM exposure and long-term metabolic health risk including childhood adiposity, there is the need for longitudinal trials. As body composition and fat distribution is highly predictive of cardio-metabolic disease, their consideration will be of primary interest. The aim of the study is to determine the associations between maternal cord blood (glucose, insulin, c-peptide) and body compositions at delivery (weight, body mass index (BMI), skinfold thickness, weight percentiles) and in the early (6-8 weeks) and late (1-year) postpartum period (skinfold thickness, bioelectric impedance, weight, BMI) in around 50 infants of women with GDM that participated in a randomized controlled lifestyle design. It will also explore the differences in associations in infants of women in both the intervention and control arm of the trial.

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