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The association between intake of dietary lycopene and other carotenoids and gestational diabetes mellitus risk during mid-trimester: a cross-sectional study

Regular intake of foods packed with carotenoids may help hinder the development of gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnant women.

This study explored the relationship between high dietary exposure to carotenoids and the propensity of acquiring gestation diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy. Researchers utilized nutritional and health data obtained from 1,978 pregnant women. 

Researchers noted that pregnant women who consumed the highest amounts of foods rich in lycopene and other carotenoids had the lowest risk of gestational diabetes. This study documented a protective association between the consumption of carotenoid-containing foods and gestational diabetes mellitus.

Research Summary Information

  • 2023
  • Qin Gao, Chunrong Zhong, Xuezhen Zhou, Renjuan Chen, Ting Xiong, Miao Hong, Qian Li, Man Kong, Weizhen Han, Guoqiang Sun, Xuefeng Yang, Nianhong Yang, Liping Hao
  • Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Hubei Key Laboratory of Food Nutrition and Safety and the Ministry of Education (MOE) Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College,Huazhong University of Science and Technology,13 Hangkong Road, Wuhan 430030,People's Republic of China. Department of Medical Laboratory,The Central Hospital of Wuhan,Wuhan 430014,People's Republic of China. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,The Central Hospital of Wuhan,Wuhan 430070,People's Republic of China. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,Hubei Maternal and Child Health Hospital,Wuhan 430070,People's Republic of China.
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