Navigation Links
Gestational Diabetes linked to Chromosomal defici

According to a new study, researchers, suggest that, some women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy may be prone to have children with certain chromosomal abnormalities However, researchers stress, gestational diabetes is not itself a risk factor for these types of defects since they form in the early stages of pregnancy--well before gestational diabetes typically develops.//

The authors of this study speculate that gestational diabetes may, in some women, signal pre-existing factors--such as a propensity for abnormal immune responses that boost the chances of certain chromosomal abnormalities in their children.

Dr. Lynn Moore, of Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, in her report said that, she looked at data on more than 6,500 pregnant women who underwent amniocentesis to detect chromosomal abnormalities in a US study in the 1990s. Those who gave birth were then followed for one year.

The investigators found that women who developed gestational diabetes were twice as likely to have children with chromosomal defects--a prevalence of just over 4%, compared with roughly 2% among women without gestational diabetes. The increased risk was specifically for defects of the sex chromosomes, particularly anomalies in which the child had an extra X chromosome.

In boys, this extra X can result in Klinefelter's syndrome, which is marked by features like small testicles and later infertility. However, many males with an extra X are never even aware of it. In girls, the extra X is known as triple-X syndrome, but it, too, often creates no apparent problems.

According to Moore and her colleagues, their findings support the theory that some women who develop gestational diabetes may have "underlying biochemical changes" that promote the development of chromosome defects before the diabetes is ever apparent.

By definition, gestational diabetes appears during pregnancy. Like other forms of diabetes, it is marked by the body's inability to properly use the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. For most women, the condition goes away after giving birth.

However, Moore's team points out, for some women gestational diabetes signals an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For others, it may be precursor to type 1 diabetes, a form of the disease caused by an abnormal immune system attack on the body's insulin-producing cells. The researchers speculate that some women with gestational diabetes may have underlying immune system dysfunction or other anomalies that could affect fetal development. They call for more research into the possibility.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
2. Gestational Age Linked To High Blood Pressure
3. Gestational Diabetes On The Rise In NSW Women
4. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
5. Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand
6. Thirty minutes of work up per day reduces the risk of Diabetes
7. Diabetes on the rise
8. Irregular Periods Linked to Diabetes
9. Cinnamon combats Diabetes
10. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
11. Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Clinical Quality Assurance:, Roles and ... 22-23, 2017 – Arlington, VA, http://www.fdanews.com/cqa , Early bird pricing for ... growing demands to track and report adverse events place even greater pressure on ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... Province (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... Medicine's "Chinese Medicine Clinical Vitiligo Hospital" was set up, and the awarding ceremony ... of traditional Chinese medicine, the head of the army's health system, and national ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Perfect Gift”: a customizable and interactive Bible study guide for children. “The ... born-again Christian. She has always accepted Christ as her Savior, yet never studied His ... the Spirit when she wrote this book to her children, so they would know the ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... “A Short Walk to the Mailbox”: a remarkable memoir of an unconventional ... Ed Clark. Ed Clark is a church music director and choral conductor. ... music and worship leader for over fifty years. He has a master’s degree ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... The Center for Addiction Recovery Training ... host a second Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference on October 23-26, 2017. This ... from CCAR’s foundational principle – a belief in multiple pathways of recovery, aims ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... S.C. , July 10, 2017  BDI ... purchasing and patient support services organization serving specialty ... today the launch of four significant, value-added member ... market insights, better manage reimbursement and improve access ... and factor therapies. ...
(Date:7/6/2017)... division of Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, is celebrating a decade of empowering ... celebrate its anniversary, ThriveRx recently launched a redesigned website at thriverx.diplomat.is ... to create the best user experience for consumers and health care professionals. ... Diplomat Pharmacy ... "We,ve made several great strides throughout the past 10 years," ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... , July 5, 2017 Pace Analytical, a company of over 2,000 ... that they have acquired ESC Lab Sciences, further solidifying their position as the ... States . ... Vanderboom- President and CEO of Pace Analytical ... Lab Sciences out of Mt Juliet, TN , enhances Pace ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: