Thyroid markers linked to risk of gestational diabetes


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FROM THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM.

Thyroid dysfunction early in pregnancy may increase risk of gestational diabetes, results of a longitudinal study suggest.

Increased levels of free triiodothyronine (fT3) and the ratio of fT3 to free thyroxine (fT4) were associated with increased risk of this common metabolic complication of pregnancy, study authors reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

LINK: https://www.mdedge.com/clinicalendocrinologynews/article/167899/diabetes/thyroid-markers-linked-risk-gestational-diabetes