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Is Winter Conception Connected to Gestational Diabetes?

Is Winter Conception Connected to Gestational Diabetes?

Published in the British Medical Journal Diabetes Research & Care, a new study has found a link between women who conceive in the winter months and the likelihood of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Investigating more than 60,000 births in South Australia over a 5-year period, University of Adelaide researchers suggest strong evidence that gestational diabetes mellitus, a pregnancy-induced blood sugar disorder, is more common among women who conceive in the colder months. The study found that 6.6% of winter-conception pregnancies were affected by gestational diabetes while 5.4% of summer-conception pregnancies were affected by the condition. While the mechanisms that cause gestational diabetes are not fully known, “Previous studies have suggested that meteorological factors, physical activity, diet and vitamin D are risk factors for gestational diabetes, all of which are impacted by the winter season,” said Dr. Petra Verburg, the study’s lead author.

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