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Micronutrient adequacy and risk of gestational diabetes


Gestational diabetes is one of the most common pregnancy complications. It increases risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and health outcomes for both mothers and their offspring. Previous findings indicated that women with a healthier diet had a lower risk of gestational diabetes. A healthier diet is often more nutrient dense, thus providing more micronutrients such as vitamins. Adequate micronutrient intake is needed to support a healthy pregnancy. Moreover, several micronutrients affect glucose tolerance and can thus influence risk of developing gestational diabetes. This project aims to examine the association between prepregnancy micronutrient adequacy and the risk of developing gestational diabetes.