• Association between maternal plasma ferritin concentration, iron supplement use, and the risk of gestational diabetes: a prospective cohort study

    27 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundThe association between iron supplementation and gestational diabetes mellitus is still inconclusive, and this association has not been extensively studied in relation to plasma ferritin in the early second trimester.ObjectivesWe aimed to prospectively examine the independent and combined associations of plasma ferritin concentrations and iron supplement use with GDM.MethodsWe studied 2117 women from the Tongji Maternal and Child Health Cohort in Wuhan, China. Plasma ferritin around 16 weeks' gestation was measured by ELISA kits and information on iron supplement use was...
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  • Different associations between HDL cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases in people with diabetes mellitus and people without diabetes mellitus: a prospective community-based study

    27 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundExperimental studies have found that the functionality of HDL cholesterol may be lost in the presence of diabetes mellitus .ObjectivesWe aimed to elucidate whether DM modified the association between HDL-cholesterol concentrations and cardiovascular disease outcomes.MethodsIncluded were 91,354 Chinese adults (8244 participants with DM and 83,110 participants without DM) free of CVD or cancer at baseline (2006) and without use of lipid-lowering drugs at baseline and during follow-up. The primary endpoint of interest was a composite of CVDs (myocardial infarction, ischemic...
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