Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 8th, 2004
"Low plasma adiponectin has been identified as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Our objective was to determine the extent to which low maternal plasma adiponectin is predictive of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a condition that is biochemically and epidemiologically similar to type 2 diabetes," wrote M.A. Williams and associates, Swedish Medical Center, Center for Perinatal Studies, Seattle, Washington.
"We used a prospective, nested case-control study design to compare maternal plasma adiponectin concentrations in 41 cases...
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