• Assessment
    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Conclusion Statements: Protein (2001 CD)
    • Conclusion

      The recommended dietary allowance for protein is an additional 10 g per day in pregnancy, based on balance studies that show 1.3 to 2.1 g nitrogen (8.1 to 13 g protein) retention during pregnancy with the greater amount retained during the third trimester. A population based study of Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants reported lower birth weights when women consumed >85 g protein per day compared to women who consumed 50 to 84.5 g per day.

    • Grade: II
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.