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Carbohydrates, Glycemic Index, and Pregnancy Outcomes in Gestational Diabetes.
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PMID:  23065366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review critically evaluates the current evidence regarding the effect of the dietary glycemic index (GI) on pregnancy outcomes in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Current evidence, although limited, consistently supports the advantages of, and has demonstrated no disadvantages of, a low-GI diet. We conclude that pregnant women with GDM are likely to benefit from following a low-GI meal pattern, with no significant side effects, and consideration of the GI should be given when formulating a diet for GDM. However, until larger scale intervention trials are completed, an exclusive low-GI diet should not replace the current recommended diets for GDM from relevant government and health agencies. Further studies that intervene at an earlier stage of pregnancy are required.
Authors:
Jimmy Chun Yu Louie; Jennie C Brand-Miller; Robert G Moses
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current diabetes reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1539-0829     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Diab. Rep.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101093791     Medline TA:  Curr Diab Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia, jlouie@uow.edu.au.
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