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The metabolic profile of glucose tolerant women who have had large for gestational age babies

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The possibility has been raised that women who have had large for gestational age infants, while glucose tolerant during pregnancy by conventional testing, may still have a subtle abnormality of carbohydrate metabolism. We have examined, some time after the completion of a pregnancy, the fasting levels of glucose, insulin and lipids in a group of women, glucose tolerant during pregnancy, who had a large for gestational age infant compared to a very carefully matched control group of women who had an appropriate for gestational age infant. No significant differences were found. These findings suggest that women who have a large for gestational age infant do so for a variety of reasons not related to maternal carbohydrate metabolism.

UOW Authors


  •   Calvert, Dennis D. (external author)
  •   Davis, Warren (external author)
  •   Meyer, Barbara
  •   Moses, Robert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Moses, R., Davis, W., Rodgers, D., Meyer, B., & Calvert, D. (1997). The metabolic profile of glucose tolerant women who have had large for gestational age babies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 37(2), 177-180. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.1997.tb02248.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030948712

Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 180

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • The possibility has been raised that women who have had large for gestational age infants, while glucose tolerant during pregnancy by conventional testing, may still have a subtle abnormality of carbohydrate metabolism. We have examined, some time after the completion of a pregnancy, the fasting levels of glucose, insulin and lipids in a group of women, glucose tolerant during pregnancy, who had a large for gestational age infant compared to a very carefully matched control group of women who had an appropriate for gestational age infant. No significant differences were found. These findings suggest that women who have a large for gestational age infant do so for a variety of reasons not related to maternal carbohydrate metabolism.

UOW Authors


  •   Calvert, Dennis D. (external author)
  •   Davis, Warren (external author)
  •   Meyer, Barbara
  •   Moses, Robert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Moses, R., Davis, W., Rodgers, D., Meyer, B., & Calvert, D. (1997). The metabolic profile of glucose tolerant women who have had large for gestational age babies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 37(2), 177-180. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.1997.tb02248.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030948712

Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 180

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 2