Tallness linked to inverse risk of GDM

The analysis of nearly 140,000 pregnancies showed women who were 168cm to 210cm tall – the highest height quartile – had a 64% lower risk of gestational diabetes compared to women 101–158cm tall.

Height was inversely associated with gestational diabetes risk across all races and ethnicities, with the strongest association among Asian women, the study found.

Tall Asian and Pacific Islander women had a 82% lower risk of gestational diabetes, non-Hispanic white women a 67% lower risk, Hispanic women a 61% lower risk and non