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The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health
According to a study by the University of New York in the United States published in the journal “Journal of Dental Research”, pregnant women with periodontal disease, tienene an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes even if you do not smoke or drink.
The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health.
The study, led by Ananda P. Dasanayake, eliminated smoking and alcohol consumption among a group of 190 pregnant women in Sri Lanka, where a combination of cultural taboos and poverty, prevents women from smoking and drinking.
The findings support an earlier study that found evidence Dasanayake that pregnant women with periodontal disease were more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those with healthy gums.
That study, which followed 256 women Bellevue Hospital Center in New York in its first six months of pregnancy, showed that 22 of the women developed gestational diabetes. Those women had significantly elevated levels of periodontal bacteria and inflammation compared with the other women in the study.
More than a third of women in the new study, conducted over a year, reported having bleeding gums when brushing teeth. The women underwent a dental examination and a glucose test, which is used to detect gestational diabetes.
As pointed Dasanayake, women who had the highest amounts of bleeding in their gums also had higher levels of blood glucose. He says he expected the final data showed that between 20 and 30 percent of the women had developed gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is characterized by an inability to transport glucose, the main energy source of the organism, cells during pregnancy. The condition usually disappears when the pregnancy but women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of later developing the most common form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes.
“In addition to its possible role in preterm delivery, evidence that gum disease may contribute to gestational diabetes suggests that women should see a dentist if they plan to become pregnant and then get it. The treatment of disease gums during pregnancy is safe and effective in improving women’s oral health and minimize potential risks, “concludes Dasanayake.
If a woman smokes while pregnant increases the risk of having babies with congenital heart defects. This is information already known long ago, but now increased the confirmation as a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. They said all the progress that has been made in this regard. Currently, the vast majority of women is already aware of these data, and therefore generates a large prevention in this factor.
Adolfo Correa was one of the principal authors of the study, and is part of the National Center on Birth Defects of the CDC. He undertook to speak publicly after it has completed the study, saying it could be demonstrated that there is an association between maternal smokings during the first trimester of pregnancy, with congenital heart defects.
The possibility that the baby is born with congenital heart defects is 20 or 70 percent if the mother smokes during the pregnancy period. Researchers who were in charge of the task of the study they found a big link between exposure to snuff and the defects that obstruct blood flow in the right side of the heart to the lungs.
But you can also create openings among all the upper chambers of the heart. These are called atrial septal defects.
Finally, the doctor said that at any time during pregnancy, smoking or smoke the same negative effects for the mother and baby. For this reason, we never have to go to an area in which smoking has on our side.