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More links between vitamin D and diabetes risk: Besides research linking vitamin D insufficiency to type 2 diabetes, studies have linked sufficient Vitamin D intake during pregnancy and early childhood to decreased risk for type 1 diabetes among infants. These researchers use a case-control study to assess links between maternal serum levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D and diabetes among offspring. After following the children for 15 years, they found a significant association between maternal Vitamin-D levels and the child’s risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
RESULT: Maternal Serum Levels of 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D During Pregnancy and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in the Offspring
Diabetes | January 12, 2012 (Free abstract. Full text $45)
The prevalence of gestational diabetes is rising. It’s increasingly important to identify the best dietary practices for pregnant women who develop the condition. Currently, there is little evidence to support one dietary therapy over another in improving pregnancy outcomes in this situation. This randomized control trial investigates the effects of a low-glycemic index diet versus a conventional high-fiber diet on pregnancy outcomes, neonatal anthropometry, and maternal metabolic profile in among women with gestational diabetes mellitus. The result may surprise you.
RESULT: A Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating the Effects of a Low–Glycemic Index Diet on Pregnancy Outcomes in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes | Nov 1, 2011 (Free abstract. Full text $45)