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Carbohydrate restriction and risk of type 2 diabetes in reproductive-aged women with and without a history of gestational diabetes.
Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes immediately after pregnancy. In the general population, type 2 diabetes risk can be influenced by dietary intake. Among women with and without a history of gestational diabetes who participated in the 1946-51 cohort, we found that women who restricted their intake of carbohydrates the most, were at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes during mid-life. As a follow-up of this study, the current project aims to examine if a diet low in carbohydrates is associated with development of type 2 diabetes in women in the 1973-78 cohort with and without a history of gestational diabetes, to confirm if our previous findings can be extrapolated to development of type 2 diabetes during the reproductive years.

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Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Danielle Schoenaker
Dr Ellie Gresham
Dr Lynda Ross
A/Prof Allison Hodge