GDM linked to doubled NAFLD risk in offspring: review

The increased risk could manifest 'as early as in infancy and extend to adolescence', researchers say.

Mothers with a history of gestational diabetes have a 50% higher risk of subsequent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, while the risk is more than doubled in their children, a meta-analysis has found.

Researchers from Singapore said their findings suggested the need for routine liver function and imaging assessment in postnatal care for mother–child pairs affected by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).