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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The probiotic supplement appeared to affect glucose metabolism and weight gain among pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

PMID:  J Health Popul Nutr. 2015 Nov 25 ;33:25. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PMID: 26825666 Abstract Title:  Is there a value for probiotic supplements in gestational diabetes mellitus? A randomized clinical trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Although several studies have found probiotics encouraging in prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), the evidence for the use of probiotics in diagnosed GDM is largely limited. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a probiotic supplement capsule containing four bacterial strains on glucose metabolism indices and weight changes in women with newly diagnosed GDM.METHODS: Sixty-four pregnant women with GDM were enrolled into a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. They were randomly assigned to receive either a probiotic or placebo capsule along with dietary advice for eight consecutive weeks. The trend of weight gain along with glucose metabolism indices was assayed.RESULTS: During the first 6 weeks of the study, the weight gain trend was similar between the groups. However, in the last 2 weeks of the study, the weight gain in the probiotic group was significantly lower than in the placebo group (p 

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