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Diabetes Care. 2012 May;35(5):1079-82. doi: 10.2337/dc11-2105. Epub 2012 Mar 23.

Prepregnancy consumption of fruits and fruit juices and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study.

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  • 1Program of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Examine the association of prepregnancy habitual consumption of fruits and fruit juices and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) risk.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

A prospective study among women with at least one singleton pregnancy in the Nurses' Health Study II from 1991 to 2001.

RESULTS:

Among 13,475 women, 860 reported a first diagnosis of GDM. The adjusted relative risks (RRs) for GDM from the lowest to highest quintile of whole fruit consumption were 1.00 (referent), 0.80 (95% CI 0.65-0.98), 0.90 (0.73-1.10), 0.80 (0.64-1.00), and 0.93 (0.76-1.16), respectively. The corresponding RRs for fruit juice were 1.00, 0.82 (0.66-1.01), 0.78 (0.63-0.96), 0.84 (0.68-1.04), and 1.00 (0.81-1.23).

CONCLUSIONS:

These data suggest that prepregnancy higher consumption of whole fruits is not associated with an increased GDM risk. The association between fruit juices and GDM risk appears to be nonlinear.

PMID:
22446174
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PMCID:
PMC3329813
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