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Table 2 Glucose and lipids in women who were exclusively breastfeeding and women who were not exclusively breastfeeding

From: The effect of breastfeeding on postpartum glucose tolerance and lipid profiles in women with gestational diabetes mellitus

  Unadjusted Adjusted difference in mean a
Exclusively breastfeedingb Non-exclusively breastfeeding    
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p value (95% CI) Mean difference p value (95% CI)
Fasting Glucose 4.60 (0.49) 4.90 (0.58) < 0.0001 (−0.45, −0.15) −0.19 0.006 (− 0.33, − 0.05)
Triglycerides 1.09 (0.96) 1.45 (0.77) 0.002 (−0.59, − 0.13) −0.24 0.062 (− 0.49, 0.12)
LDL-Cholesterol 3.41 (0.42) 3.39 (0.83) 0.89 (−0.24, 0.27) −0.02 0.88 (− 0.27, 0.22)
HDL-Cholesterol 1.75 (1.05) 1.57 (0.60) 0.025 (0.02, 0.33) 0.098 0.19 (−0.05, 0.24)
  1. Units are mmol/L
  2. aAdjusted for GDM, BMI, age and ethnicity
  3. bDefined in Methods