Pregnancy diabetes doubles the risk of language impairment in study

This research, gleaned from this link from COMD news was led by Professor Ginette Dionne of Canada’s Universite Laval.  Details have been published in the journal Pediatrics.  Their results showed that children born to mothers with gestational diabetes achieved lower scores on tests of grammar and vocabulary than individuals in control groups.  This difference is not inevitable, however, as children from more educated mothers are much less affected.  Risk factors of gestational diabetes include the mother’s age and weight.

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