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Gestational diabetes may be related to poor language skills in children, according to a study

A Finnish study on the effect of a pregnant woman’s lifestyle on infants’ neurodevelopment determined that children of people with gestational diabetes had poorer language skills than children of mothers without the disease.

This has come to the fore in the investigation of Finland. Children of pregnant women and patients with gestational diabetes may have reduced language skills compared to those born to mothers without the disease.

Turku University And this Turku University Hospital from Finland, Examines how mother’s health and lifestyle during pregnancy affect 2-year-olds’ neurodevelopmentFrom where the results were extracted.

The research project, published in the journal Pediatric Research, investigated the Development of cognitive, language and motor skills of children.

Maternal adiposity was determined by air displacement plethysmography and gestational diabetes by oral glucose tolerance test. In addition, dietary intake during pregnancy was assessed with diet quality indices and a fish consumption questionnaire.

“On average, the infant neurodevelopment in our data was in the normal range. Our research results show that 2-year-old children whose mothers were diagnosed with gestational diabetes had poorer language skills than children whose mothers were not diagnosed with gestational diabetes.”said the experts.

In addition, the study found that a higher percentage of maternal body fat was associated with weaker cognitive, language and motor skills in children.

“Our observation is unique, as previous studies have not examined the association between maternal anatomy and children’s neurodevelopment,” the researchers emphasize.

On the other hand, studies have also shown that Better dietary quality of mother’s diet linked to better child language developmentAs well as excessive consumption of fish by the mother.

The experts conclude, “A healthy and comprehensive diet during pregnancy may be particularly beneficial for the neurodevelopment of children whose mothers belong to the risk group for gestational diabetes due to overweight or obesity.”

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This article is based on a scientific study that may be subjected to new tests to be validated or refuted. Their results should not be considered conclusive.

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