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Assessing the consequences of gestational diabetes mellitus on offspring’s cardiovascular health: MySweetHeart Cohort study

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Di Stefano B Mivelaz Y Epure MA Vial Y Simeoni U Bovet P Estoppey SY Chiolero A Sekarski N,
Project Consequences of maternal gestational diabetes on offspring’s cardiovascular health
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal BMJ Open
Volume (Issue) 0
Page(s) e016972
Title of proceedings BMJ Open
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016972

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a state of glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. GDM carries prenatal and perinatal risks as well as long-term risks for the mother and her child. GDM may be involved in the foetal programming of long-term cardiovascular health. However, evidence is sparse and the effect of GDM on cardiovascular health is unknown. To address these issues, we will conduct MySweetHeart Cohort study. The objectives are to assess the effect of GDM on offspring’s cardiovascular health early in life by using surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis.