Glucose tolerance in pregnant women following treatment for sterility

D. Levran*, Z. Shoham, D. Habib, M. Greenwald, L. Nebel, S. Mashiach

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The incidence of glucose intolerance in 76 patients with polycystic ovary disease (PCOD) who became pregnant after treatment for ovulation was compared with that in 95 healthy women, matched with respect to age and diabetic background, who conceived without intervention. The incidence of abnormal glucose tolerance test results in the treated group was twice that in the normal group (19.7% vs. 9.5%; P < .03). Moreover, within the treated group abnormal test results occurred more frequently in patients who became pregnant following induction of ovulation with human menopausal gonadotropin (29%) than in those who conceived as a result of other treatment modalities (12%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Fertility
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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