TY - CHAP A1 - Carlos Escudero A2 - Marcelo González A3 - Jesenia Acurio A4 - Francisco Valenzuela A5 - Luis Sobrevia ED1 - Luis Sobrevia Y1 - 2013-04-24 PY - 2013 T1 - The Role of Placenta in the Fetal Programming Associated to Gestational Diabetes N2 - This book summarizes several aspects of GD, which is caused by not well-understood multifactorial mechanisms. Common strategies seem to be key in the understanding of the syndrome, i.e., endothelial dysfunction and the role of other placenta cells such as trophoblasts. It is a book that will definitively help to increase the knowledge-based management of GD for the well being of the mother and the fetus. Several chapters lead us to the conclusion that pre-pregnancy and antenatal screening of women is required, something that will improve the management and outcome of a current pregnancy but will also optimize life-long health and well being considering the inter-generational consequences. BT - Gestational Diabetes SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/55384 DO - 10.5772/55384 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-25 ER -