Does dietary advice reduce gestational diabetes risk?
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Providing dietary advice to pregnant women may reduce their risk for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and pregnancy-induced hypertension.
Why this matters
GDM can lead to adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Search yielded 11randomized controlled trials involving 2786 women and their babies.
6 trials compared dietary advice interventions with standard care, 4 compared low glycemic index (GI) with moderate- to high-GI dietary advice, and 1 compared high-ﬁber with standard dietary advice.
Evidence quality was assessed using GRADE approach.
Funding:Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, National Health and Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research.