• Free T4 may mediate association between pregnancy hormone, gestational diabetes risk

    25 days ago - By Healio

    A high human chorionic gonadotropin level in early pregnancy is associated with lower risk for developing gestational diabetes, with maternal free thyroxine level acting as an important mediator, according to data published in Thyroid.
    “Human chorionic gonadotropin is a marker of placental function, and higher hCG is associated with a lower postprandial glucose and lower risk of gestational diabetes mellitus,” Tim Korevaar, MD, PhD, a translational epidemiologist at the Academic Center for Thyroid Diseases at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, told Healio. “About
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