Glucose Tolerance and Complications of Pregnancy in Nondiabetic Women

Francis Mimouni, Reginald C. Tsang, R. J. Jarrett, Barry D Weiss, Donovan Dietrick, Renzo Navalesi, Ottavio Giampietro, Roberto Miccoli, Giuseppe Penno, Giovanna Gregori, Lorenzo Tallarigo

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To the Editor: The report by Tallarigo et al. (Oct. 16 issue)1 that even limited degrees of maternal hyperglycemia, currently considered to be in the normal range, may affect the outcome of pregnancy, is intriguing. However, careful analysis of the data presented raises several concerns. First, the relation between the infant's weight and the mother's two-hour plasma glucose concentration is questionable (r = 0.24; r2 = 0.06; thus, 6 percent of variability may be “explained” by the factor studied). As is pointed out by the authors, there was considerable scatter in the data; examination of Figure 1 in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1343-1346
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - May 21 1987
Externally publishedYes


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Mimouni, F., Tsang, R. C., Jarrett, R. J., Weiss, B. D., Dietrick, D., Navalesi, R., ... Tallarigo, L. (1987). Glucose Tolerance and Complications of Pregnancy in Nondiabetic Women. New England Journal of Medicine, 316(21), 1343-1346.