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Effect of dietary myo-inositol supplementation in pregnancy on the incidence of maternal gestational diabetes mellitus and fetal outcomes: a randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  23327487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To test the hypothesis that dietary myo-inositol may improve insulin resistance and the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women at high risk of this disorder. Design: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial, pilot study. Participants: Non-obese singleton pregnant women with an elevated fasting glucose in the first or early second trimester were studied throughout pregnancy. Intervention: Supplementation with myo-inositol or placebo during pregnancy. Main outcome measure: Development of GDM on a 75 grams oral glucose tolerance test at 24 to 28 weeks' gestation. Secondary outcome measures were increase in BMI, need for maternal insulin therapy, macrosomia, polyhydramnios, neonatal birthweight and hypoglycaemia. Results: 36 women were allocated to receive myo-inositol and 39 placebo. The incidence of GDM in mid pregnancy was significantly reduced (p=0.001) in women randomized to receive myo-inositol compared to placebo (relative risk 0.127). Women randomized to receive myo-inositol also required less insulin therapy, delivered at a later gestational age, had significantly smaller babies with fewer episodes of neonatal hypoglycaemia. Conclusions: Myo-inositol supplementation in pregnancy reduced the incidence of GDM in women at high risk of this disorder. The reduction in incidence of GDM in the treatment arm was accompanied by improved outcomes.
Barbara Matarrelli; Ester Vitacolonna; Matteo D'angelo; Giulia Pavone; Peter A Mattei; Marco Liberati; Claudio Celentano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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