Author(s): Zein S, Rachidi S, HiningerFavier I
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Abstract Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common pregnancy complication in high risk populations, and is associated with increased perinatal and long term outcomes for both mothers and newborns. Both its prevention and early management can be reinforced by identifying risks factors, particularly those factors influencing glucose metabolism. On the other hand, several epidemiological studies have shown an increased oxidative stress (OS) in pregnant women with GDM. Elevated OS was also reported in pregnant women supplemented with iron, which can generate OS and may also influence insulin resistance. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge, highlighting the potential relationship between OS induced by iron status and the development of GDM. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
This article was published in J Trace Elem Med Biol
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism