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Overweight and obesity are associated with clustering of metabolic risk factors in early pregnancy and the risk of GDM.

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Summary of "Overweight and obesity are associated with clustering of metabolic risk factors in early pregnancy and the risk of GDM."

Overweight and obesity are important risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Clustering of metabolic risk factors in early pregnancy may be a potential pathogenesis between the link of overweight/obesity and GDM. Since it remains unexplored, we investigated if overweight and obesity are associated with clustering of metabolic risk factors in early pregnancy and the risk of GDM in this cohort study.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0225978

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